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The Unwanted
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  • Paperback
  • Mar.18.2014
  • 9781626390485

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Jamie Thomas has enough trouble on his hands trying to get through junior year of high school without being pulverized by Billy Stratton, his bully and tormentor. But the mother he was always told was dead is actually alive—and she’s an Amazon! Sixteen years after she left him on his father’s doorstep, she’s back… and needs Jamie’s help. A curse has caused the ancient tribe of warrior women to give birth to nothing but boys, dooming them to extinction—until prophecy reveals that salvation lies with one of the offspring they abandoned. Putting his life on the line, Jamie must find the courage to confront the wrath of an angry god to save a society that rejected him.
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Jamie Thomas has enough trouble on his hands trying to get through junior year of high school without being pulverized by Billy Stratton, his bully and tormentor. But the mother he was always told was dead is actually alive—and she’s an Amazon! Sixteen years after she left him on his father’s doorstep, she’s back… and needs Jamie’s help. A curse has caused the ancient tribe of warrior women to give birth to nothing but boys, dooming them to extinction—until prophecy reveals that salvation lies with one of the offspring they abandoned. Putting his life on the line, Jamie must find the courage to confront the wrath of an angry god to save a society that rejected him.

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About Jeffrey

Jeffrey Ricker's first novel, Detours, was published in 2011 by Bold Strokes Books. His second novel, The Unwanted, is out now. His writing has appeared in the anthologies Paws and Reflect,...

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Published Reviews

Feb.27.2009

"...a spiffy collection about men wooing and winning men. ... it's the newcomers that give this fine book its the-future-of-queer-lit-is-good edge. Among them: Josh Helmin on high school attraction, 'Nathan...

Oct.12.2010

"...It is rare that I am given so much to think about from having read a story. For that I owe Jeffrey Ricker a great deal. Even more than that, this story is written in a way that once I began to read it,...

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Feb.02.2014
Jeffrey Ricker is like my "writing big brother." My first publication was in the same book as his second, and we've often been in the same...