USA 2010, 239 pp., brochure, € 7.99Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
When a gay student looks at him funny, and he feels his masculinity threatened, Diego punches him out and lands himself on probation. Belligerent and angry, at first he mistrusts his probation officer, Mr. Vidas. But soon Diego realizes that Vidas is the only person in his life who ever wanted to listen to him, and he reluctantly opens up. Slowly, with Vidas's help, Diego begins to take steps to control his anger. However, in order to really turn his life around, Diego will have to face the truth about his past - and the deeply buried secret that has scarred every part of his life. During short sessions with Mr. Vidas Diego unravels the effects of abandonment, poverty, and sexual abuse on himself and his struggling family. This young man is neither totally a victim nor a victimizer. He struggles to handle conflicts that derail many young lives.