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Malden resident’s first novel to debut on June 6

Federico Erebia
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  Malden resident Federico Erebia debuts his first novel, “Pedro & Daniel,” a story about Mexican American brothers Pedro and Daniel growing up in 1970s Ohio. Their mother resents that Pedro is the spitting image of their darker-skinned father, that Daniel likes dolls, that neither boy plays sports. Both are gay and neurodivergent. They are alike, but they are dissimilar in their struggles, their dreams and their approach to life. “Pedro & Daniel” is a deeply personal novel that spans from the boys’ childhood until they are young men. Together, they find joy and laughter as they endure abuses, coming out, first loves, first jobs and the AIDS pandemic – in a coming-of-age story unlike any other.

  “An unforgettable journey of resilience and, most of all, love. Stunning.”—Kirkus Reviews

(Starred Review)

  “Luminous. Riveting. Uplifting and heart-wrenching.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

  Erebia is a retired physician, woodworker, author and illustrator. He received a BA from the College of Wooster, and an MD from Brown University. “Pedro & Daniel” (Levine Querido, June 6) is his debut novel. He is on the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Impact & Legacy Fund Steering Committee, was in the inaugural Poets & Writers publicity incubator for debut authors, is a Grubbie Debut Author and is a member of the Boston Authors Club and several other writing groups. He lives in Malden with his husband, and their westie and whippet, in the home he redesigned and renovated. To preorder “Pedro & Daniel,” go to https://fjebooks.com/pedro–daniel.html#test.

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Book cover and interior illustrations by Julie Kwon

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