A Triumph of Will

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A Triumph of Will

A Triumph of Will WWII Will s brother is fighting the war in the Pacific but Will is forced to remain behind Will takes his brother s place in the academic world of Indiana University where he meets two students

  • Title: A Triumph of Will
  • Author: Mark A. Roeder
  • ISBN: 9781495402494
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • WWII 1942 Will s brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind Will takes his brother s place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon to be legendary men who will change his life forever Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey s maWWII 1942 Will s brother is fighting the war in the Pacific, but Will is forced to remain behind Will takes his brother s place in the academic world of Indiana University, where he meets two students and two soon to be legendary men who will change his life forever Will thought he was the only boy attracted to other males, but when he sneaks into Professor Kinsey s marriage course he realizes his mistake Will meets Ben, who he suspects is not unlike himself When his suspicions are confirmed, the pair begins an awkward, halting relationship of self discovery and love Will is shocked that Negroes attend IU He s leery and afraid of Adam, but becomes ashamed of his prejudice when he comes face to face with the discrimination Adam faces daily Together, Will, Adam, and a powerful ally join to subtly and surreptitiously integrate IU But, just as changes for the better come, Will is faced with prejudice much closer to home, prejudice that can only be banished by tragedy A Triumph of Will is a story of friendship, ignorance, fear, and the power of knowledge and love to make the world a better place.

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    One thought on “A Triumph of Will

    1. Preston on said:

      A surprising book from my favorite YA author because he goes back in time to 1942. Our boys can't join the army because one is hearing impaired and the other is the last surviving male in his family. It will be over a quarter of a century before the Stonewall riots and far longer until now when gay marriage is legal. Being 'out' in the 1940s could land you in jail or a insane asylum because being homosexual is considered a mental illness.Who else but Mark Roeder would put Prof. Kinsey in a love [...]

    2. Stephen on said:

      Mark Roeder gives us a coming out tale set in the WWII era. Set at Mark's beloved Indiana University in Bloomington, A Triumph of Will attempts to surpass the strictures of being just another coming out tale by drawing parallels between racial bigotry and sexual bigotry. I think it succeeds quite well. Also, the inclusion of the real-life Alfred Kinsey added aspects to the tale that might otherwise have been missing and made for a more interesting story overall. At just 186 pages this is one of [...]

    3. Robert on said:

      Set in the early 1940's, this is the earliest of Mark's books (so far), though one of the most recently written. Like all his books, it is bascially optimistic, though realistic about the prejudices and barriers in our lives. Will's story has its share of sad, unfortunate events, but it also celebrates the true triumph of will that carries Will, his family, and his new college friends, through the losses they experienced. It is also the story of the beginnings of the civil rights movement, the s [...]

    4. Dale Hankins on said:

      Please Mark, I want more of these characters. I loved the story and did not want it to end

    5. Andrew on said:

      As with all Roeder's books, the reader has to get past the fantastical charmed life of these gay boys. I believe that is what makes his books popular and worth reading. Roeder's depiction of a borderline "perfect world" where his characters make their self discoveries, and though met with opposition, ultimately becoming sure of self and receiving acceptance from those who are important to their lives. Let's face it, wouldn't you rather have come out in a Mark Roeder world? I would. This novel is [...]

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