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Boy in the Window: A Gay Youth Coming-Out Story
By N.K. Peralta
This is the story of eighteen-year-old Yosh, an untraditional, long-haired progressive Jew and the darkly handsome Omari, a driven Palestinian teenager who has been brought up to hate the Zionists. When Yosh’s father, a captain in the Israeli Defense Force, is relocated from Tel Aviv to an outlying area of Israel, the family packs up and moves as well. The army has provided them with a nice house, though it’s located right on the border with the Palestinian territory. So much so that the high-walled security barrier is right in their new backyard! One evening while unpacking, Yosh finds himself gazing out the window from his second-story bedroom and witnesses something terrible. As he watches, he discovers his neighbors across the barrier have a son close to his age, a boy who makes his heart race.
Omari, psychologically abused and pressed into service by his controlling father, spots the Jewish boy watching him from his window. The two begin a rocky relationship as political and religious enemies, but soon discover they have many things in common as well. Chief among these, they are both secretly and sexually attracted to one another. From conservative backgrounds and bound by religious convention, gay sex is beyond either of their wildest dreams. As their friendship strengthens however, and after a midnight rendezvous skinny-dipping in Yosh’s backyard pool, they flirt with taboo anyway, pushing the limits as teenage boys are wont to do.
Things quickly begin to unravel for the summer homo-erotic love affair when Yosh discovers Omari’s secrets run deeper than just his youthful lust and sexual orientation. As the boys’ clandestine friendship continues to blossom, Omari’s father plans an attack against the Jewish soldiers, retaliation for a freedom-fighting youth who had been recently killed in a protest action.
As the new captain responsible for security, it falls to Yosh’s father to stop the terroristic cell active in his area. When Yosh learns his father is planning a raid, one that will surely put his beautiful Omari in danger, he crosses the border in an effort to save his friend.
Suddenly, blood and death begin to follow Yosh as he becomes embroiled in the political conflict and ultimately the inner-workings of the terror cells of Hamas. Set against a background of homosexual relationships, young love and genuine friendship, the fast-paced and exciting adventure story unfolds in an unexpected climax.
Content: Graphic Language, Violence, Descriptive Male Nudity and Graphic Depictions of Erotica and Sexual Activity.
Author N.K. Peralta
N.K. Peralta is an American-born gay author who has previously enjoyed writing both fiction novels and screenplays for the LGBT (et.al.) community. He has now found his perfect fit, a robust, unique style which neatly combines the two. What he refers to as an adaptive screenplay, Peralta tells stories that narrate like the traditional novel, yet are presented in a loosely-based screenplay format.
While all of his work is fiction, Peralta strives to take us down paths that are not only realistic in time, place, and setting, but hold to a gritty, unflinching and often controversial truth that leaves his readers with a deeper appreciation for the human condition.
A blackbelt in Hap Ki Do and an advocate for animal rights, Peralta cautiously divides his time between two passions; writing and homoerotic art. He likes to draw in the mixed media of pencil and charcoal, rendering the sublime nude male form with meticulous realism.
N.K Peralta is currently working on an ambitions sci-fi project, a space opera set in our not too distant future and told as an episodic series spanning across multiple story arcs. EPOCH: Space, is a series that tells the story of how mankind begins to colonize outside our solar system and the extraordinary challenges to be faced.