Reflections of a Punk is a
series of short stories highlighting pivotal personal experiences of Adrian Redd, a gay, black youth growing up in the South during the
sixties. They are arranged
chronologically, though each could conceivably stand alone, focusing on some
memorable aspect of
Essay - 1 "Prologue"
An attempt to explain the purpose of the book.
Essay - 2 "Awakening"
Earliest memories from about two years old to first grade
Essay - 3 "Sheer Magic"
Explains the role of
Essay - 4 "Paper Route"
Essay - 5 "The Way of the World"
Reactions to the death of Martin Luther King, exposure to
suicide, and unfair conviction of his best friend.
Essay - 6 "First Love"
Essay - 7 "Anatomy of a Graduation"
High school graduation
Essay - 8 "Caution: Polluted Air - Breathe at Own Risk"
Chronicles the decisive moment for
Essay - 9 "Epilogue"