Ockham's Razor: a novel

Micah doesn't like how his Mormon faith pigeonholes his sexuality: that being "gay" is like being "hooked on a drug."  When he was little, he would lie in bed at night and imagine God giving out awards to all those gay spirits who saw past the ignorance of the Church, living their lives on Earth freely.  Micah figured he would just walk away from all things Mormon and never look back.  That is, until Brendan came along...

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Affirmation (interview) (blurb) | LGBT Mormon organization | Aug 2010

Young Stranger | gay Mormon blog by John Gustav-Wrathall | Oct 2010

A Motley Vision | Mormon arts/culture blog | Jul 2010

Main Street Plaza | "formerly Mormon" community blog | Aug 2009

Elisa Rolle's Reviews | LGBT lit | Jan 2010

Reader Views | general lit | Oct 2009

last update: Jun 2014

news and extras

"Adolescence," (excerpt from Ockham's Razor) published in the anthology Latter-Gay Saints (Lethe Press, 2013)!

"Two Paradigms for Gay," Sunstone Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, August 2010.   I compared the themes and reception of Ockham's Razor to Jonathan Langford's novel, No Going Back, both young adult gay Mormon novels published in 2009.

Ockham's Razor was the Gay/Lesbian category Honorable Mention for Reader Views' Reviewers Choice Award 2010.

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If you have questions or comments about Ockham's Razor, feel free to contact me at ninelegyak at gmail dot com.

More info about the novel on my blog here.

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