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Anel Viz, born and raised in New York City, currently resides in the Midwest, where he has taught at the same small liberal arts college for over thirty years. He has lived about one-quarter of his life in French-speaking countries. He returned to his childhood passion of writing at age sixty, and ever since he has churned out works in a variety of M/M genres: poetry, short and novel-length fiction, humor, essays, etc. He likes to experiment. Though most of his stories are romances, few of them would be called traditional romance. His work appears regularly in Wilde Oats and GayFlashFiction online magazines.

P'tit Cadeau won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Setting Development, 2nd place.

Source: www.goodreads.com/author/show/2872089.Anel_Viz

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P'tit Cadeau by Anel Viz
Paperback: 486 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 20, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1456552430
ISBN-13: 978-1456552435
Amazon: P'tit Cadeau
Amazon Kindle: P'tit Cadeau

[P’TIT CADEAU (euphemism) – the “small gift” French hustlers ask for to let you know they expect to be paid] Ben, an American art professor on a painting sabbatical in the south of France, rents a room in an isolated village to avoid the tourist crush. There he meets his landlady's brother, the sensitive and childlike loner Jean-Yves, whom the locals consider simple minded because he is "different". Ben makes him his principal model and undertakes to build his self-confidence and prepare him to fend for himself. Jean-Yves’ has never had a friend before. As they grow closer, Ben comes to realize the extent of the young man’s emotional needs, and his total dependence and unbridled devotion frighten him. Has he taken on more responsibility than he can handle? Should he allow himself to fall in love with Jean-Yves when he knows their relationship must end when his sabbatical is over?

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2011

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