• Paul Monette believes his childhood is unlike other straight men who have expectations and milestones to fulfill.
• Paul lives his life in the closet, living off of self-pity.
• Presently, Paul has buried another boyfriend due to AIDs.
• Paul writes this story to help other gay men even if they do not understand until they are out of the closet.
• Paul believes being out of the closet lifts a pain that is like no other.
• In Paul's childhood, he grows up in Andover, MA, now a suburb of Boston.
• His father Paul works as a manger of trucks delivering oil to houses with French Canadian descent.
• Paul's mother Jackie is English.
• In the 1950's, as Paul grows up, the Red Scare is the topic and homosexuals are hated as much as Communists.
• Paul recalls two memories. One is Paul and his father driving past a graveyard and Paul...
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