I reviewed Lone Stars, the first novel from native-Houstonian Justin Deabler, for Lone Star Literary Life! This is a modern family saga, a historical sweep from 1950s South Texas, through the Houston suburbs of the 1980s and ’90s, to contemporary New York City. Lone Stars is an ambitious debut, tackling our most contentious social conflicts to tell a macro tale through the microcosm of one family’s story.
There are many kinds of closets in Lone Stars—gendered, sexual, racial, religious, social, intellectual, political, philosophical. Even if you find the courage to emerge, there are still the masks to consider.
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