Men don't talk about certain things, not even with friends. Short of incest, it's the ultimate taboo. This is one of the themes in Unspeakable by Michael-Christopher, author of From Top to Bottom. Male sexual abuse is certainly one of those unspeakable things in society that, because of the social stigma and taboo aura, goes unreported, untreated, and thus grants the perpetrator free reign to abuse with impunity.
Rodney Franklin, after ending a relationship, returns to his hometown and feels the need to reconnect with friends. As the reunion unfolds, certain troubling aspects of the friends' lives and memories of his own begin to paint a picture of events from years past; childhood experiences they shared, misty memories long sublimated, and ultimately the painful and unspeakable truth begins to finally find a voice.
Michael-Christopher tackles the taboo with style and sensitivity and turns this uncomfortable subject into a must read for everyone who felt they couldn't release those demons inside. Because those demons, if not vented, will certainly fester and destroy you. ~~