Edinburgh – Alexander Chee


Bachgen Coreaidd Americanaidd swil yw Fee, sy’n profi gwersyll haf llawn cymhlethdod ac aflonyddwch – yn mynd i’r afael â’i deimladau tuag at ei ffrind gorau Peter a’i deimlad o gywilydd o’r gamdriniaeth y mae’n ei dioddef. Blynyddoedd yn ddiweddarach, nawr yn oedolyn, mae Fee yn cael ei orfodi i wynebu ei orffennol.

Twelve-year-old Fee is a shy Korean American boy and a newly named section leader of the first sopranos in his local boys’ choir.

At their summer camp, situated in an idyllic and secluded lakeside retreat, Fee grapples with his complicated feelings towards his best friend, Peter. But as Fee comes to learn how the director treats his section leaders, he is so ashamed he says nothing of the abuse, not even when Peter is in line to be next. When the director is arrested, Fee tries to forgive himself for his silence.

Yet the actions of the director have vast consequences, and in their wake, Fee blames only himself. In the years that follow he slowly builds a new life, teaching near his hometown. There, he meets a young student who is the picture of Peter – and is forced to confront the past he believed was gone.

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