Press Release

Q&A with the author

Read an Excerpt from the book

Review Quotes


Talking Points

Video of Shelby


Early Praise

“Shelby Smoak’s writing is penetrated with pain and loneliness that came into his life after contracting HIV from a blood transfusion. His hemophilia courses through his writing as a theme the way blood courses through veins. … [Bleeder is] a coming-of-age story that reminds us that growing up is part what happens to you and part what you decide to do with those circumstances.”
–Hannah Oliver, Politics & Prose bookstore

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