Dishes

 
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Dishes
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Release Date
October 02, 2008
ISBN
0670011398
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Ogunquit, Maine. That's not where you?d expect to find a guy like Danny. He's not a tourist. He's not a local. And he's definitely not gay. As far as he can tell, only he and the bartender at Dishes, where he works as a dishwasher, are straight. But that's not what bothers Danny. What bothers him is that he's got straight-guy problems in a very gay town. While he's hitting on a cute waitress, the cute waiters are hitting on him. And could the cute waitress have a thing for his thirty-six-year-old dad? It's one crazy summer in a crazy Maine town.

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Danny is living with his father, Jack, in Ogunquit, Maine for the summer, maybe permanently.  His parents were seventeen when he was born, unmarried and unready for a family.  Jack left Danny and his mother, who continued to live with her parents.  She still does.  Its time for Jack and Danny to connect. 



Jack hasnt changed much in twenty years.  Hes still pretty much like a teenager, leaving Danny to himself most of the time.  They both work in the gay bar Dishes (Danny as a dishwasher and Jack as a bartender) and they both are straight.




Jogging one day, Danny meets Mercy and theres a connection.  But Mercy thinks Danny might be gay, especially considering Hector, a waiter, keeps flirting with him.  Danny ultimately convinces her that hes straight.




Dishes
by Rich Wallace is a very innocuous romance story, meaning it was fun to read but nothing makes it stand out.  Youll enjoy it while you read it but you probably wont remember it after a month or two.  While it deals with homosexuality, it certainly doesnt break any new ground.  Its an easy and fast read (only 145 pages).  The characters are fun.  The action is reasonable.  If youre looking for a short diversion, try Dishes. 

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