Nilo & Demetrius

Brothers in Classical Greece

by Bruce Stores



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/28/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781532067983
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 340
ISBN : 9781532067990

About the Book

Amid the glory of Greece’s classical age, little Nilo’s challenges seem vast. While struggling with academics, athletics, and love, he receives unconditional support from his devoted parents. But unfortunately, even that is not enough to keep him at home. After leaving everything he knows at the tender age of twelve, he begins living on the streets at the mercy of others. Nilo’s vastly different brother, Demetrius, excels in school, but lacks athletic prowess. After entering the military at age eighteen, he lags far behind his peers in stamina and physical strength. It is a competitive world where life is difficult for Demetrius, until a new boyfriend intervenes and saves the day. The brothers somehow manage to persevere as their lives intertwine with challenges and opportunities as well as human and absolute love during a time when sexuality has few boundaries. As both experience the best and worst that society offers, now only time will tell if they will become like other Greeks and achieve unsurpassed accomplishments. Nilo & Demetrius shares the tale of two disparate brothers as they face challenges, failures, and the emotional ups and downs of life in classical Greece.

About the Author

Bruce Stores did not begin serious writing until after retiring. His first book came out at age sixty-six. He believed he was unfairly ex-communicated from his Church due to its lack of understanding of sexual orientation issues. This led to his writing, Christian Science: Its Encounter With Lesbian/Gay America (iUniverse 2004, 248 pages). It wasn’t until five years later that his second book was published. A long interest in Mexico’s unique history and a special interest in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec led to the publication of The Isthmus: Stories From Mexico’s Past, 1495-1995 (iUniverse 2009, 360 pages). Nilo and Demetrius is his third book. Bruce Stores was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala working in community development programs near Quetzaltenango in the early 1960’s. Later he was a community development officer involved with refugee resettlement in Vietnam at the height of that war with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). His third venture overseas was to serve as Recreation Coordinator for American employees and their families with Bell Helicopter/Textron in pre-revolution Iran. He also served the YMCA as Youth Director in Vineland, NJ and Branch Director in Midland, TX. He later worked with self-help housing projects near Seattle, WA and was a contributing reporter for many years with Seattle Gay News. After relocating to Mexico in 1995, he was an English teacher for six years. He has lived in the Mexican City of Oaxaca since 2007. He is a graduate of Springfield College, Springfield, MA with B.S and M.Ed. degrees in humanities. He was married in 1967 and divorced in 1980. He has one son and two grandchildren.