About the Book
This is the true story of a young boy living a life of extreme child abuse, identity struggles, and finding his way to survive. Set primarily in rural America, “Little Brucie” tells the story of his constant guard to save the lives of his mother and sister from his same horrors by remaining silent from the age of 6 in order to comply with the instructions of his abuser. The story addresses suicidal thoughts and tendencies, loneliness, feelings of worthlessness, and humiliation brought about by experiencing years of unthinkable acts. The story also relates life as a gay young man navigating a world of hatred and intolerance, self-denial, fears of coming out, and searching for others to relate to. Finally, life’s journey leads him on a path toward companionship, love, and finding a place to fit in.