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An evening with RJ Martin reading from his debut novel THE BODY

October 7, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



What happens when the lines between spirit and flesh begin to blur?

In the Adirondack town of Lake Henry, NY, altar boy Jonah Gregory, fifteen, dreams of becoming a priest. Aside from being a spiritual comfort to his fellow man, Jonah pursues his vocation because he knows his special devotion to the Lord is mutual since he believes Christ is gay too. When his older sister, Angie, introduces him to Rusty Kincaid, the handsome, closeted son of a romance novelist and a dead ringer for the messiah, Jonah is thrust into a physical-spiritual love triangle. Jonah knows he must choose between them and the path each one represents, but he can’t look at one without seeing the other, and neither seems willing to give him up.

Jonah is guided on his quest by Rusty’s famous mother, Jace Kincaid, his ill-tempered pastor from Brooklyn, his frustrated parents, and the two men who have captured his heart: Rusty and the Lord.



RJ Martin grew up in the foothills of the Adirondack, attended Skidmore College and Columbia University, and other than a brief stint in Los Angeles, he has been a Brooklynite for most of his adult life. A true Gemini he is as proud of being part of the LGBT community as he is of being a Christian, as happy at a baseball game as a Broadway musical, and as appreciative of a good pinot noir as a frothy IPA. He would never want to be without his dog, faith, books, friends, writing, hamburgers, bike, and family. RJ also blogs for the Huffington Post.





October 7, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
208 West 13th Street, Room 210
New York, NY 10011 United States
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212 620 7310 ext. 300


212 620 7310 ext. 300