Caro is also the founder of Bloody Words, Canada's first annual conference for readers and writers of mysteries. Her first mystery novel, The Tangled Boy, was published in 2002. Her second, Drag Queen in the Court of Death, was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award. She teaches writing at George Brown College in Toronto.
Can a flamboyant young hairdresser find happiness with an up-tight closeted professor in small town New Brunswick in the 1984?.
It is 1984. Wayne Robinson is the local hairdresser in the small college town he grew up in. Campy, demonstrative, an amateur artist and a romantic at heart, he quickly discovers an inferiority complex where Professor Adrian Taylor is concerned. Taylor is deeply closeted with a mania for privacy, a dry sense of humor and an endearing helplessness in matters of the heart. When he invites Wayne to move in as his 'tenant', their mutual misunderstanding of the arrangement causes conflict. The haunted house in the old part of town becomes a battleground as Wayne tries to retain his relationship with his new lover, his old friends, and his family.
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