May 13, 2013
A compelling coming-of-age tale infused with southern charm, The Bohemian Love Diaries chronicles Slash Coleman’s upbringing in a warped but loving household of eccentric artists. Descended from a posse of off-beat immigrants — including a grandfather who danced at the Moulin Rouge — and raised in the capital of the Confederacy during the ’70s and ’80s, young Slash sets out to find true love. Unfortunately, he’s his own worst enemy. Obsessions with Evel Knievel, rock band KISS, and a complex addiction to find the girl of his dreams set his quest for happiness on a hapless course. Alternately hilarious and profound, Coleman, a brilliant young artist, comes to terms with his father, a genius sculptor and volatile alcoholic, and his mother, a Holocaust survivor who makes her son promise never to reveal that he’s Jewish. With stories reaching to the core of Jewish identity and what it means to ride on the cultural coattails of a history steeped in faith, a tender portrait emerges of a man whose creative spirit refuses to be suppressed.
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