A Gay and Melancholy Sound

by Merle Miller

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A Gay and Melancholy Sound
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Merle Miller

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Joshua Bland was born and raised in a small Iowa town where, unloved by his mother and stepfather, he grew up with a lacerating self-hatred. Once acclaimed as a child prodigy, he's always believed that he was never quite smart enough. Throughout his life Joshua has systematically destroyed whatever happiness could be his, knowing exactly what he was doing as he did it, but unable to stop himself.

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