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A Boy's Own Story
A Novel
Edmund White - Feb 24, 2009 (first published in 1982)
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Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing up during the 1950s, is beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, compelling him to seek ...
The Heart's Invisible Furies
A Novel
John Boyne - Mar 06, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man's life, beginning and ending in post-war IrelandCyril Avery is not a real Avery -- or at least, that's what his adoptive parents tell him. And he never will be. But if he isn't a real Avery, then who is he?Bor...
The Song of Achilles
A Novel
Madeline Miller - Aug 28, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from his homeland after an act of shocking violence. Brought together by chance, they forge an inseparable bond, despite risking the...
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Apr 01, 2014
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A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, th...
Modern Love
True Stories of Love, Loss, and Redemption
Daniel Jones - Sep 03, 2019
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The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times "Modern Love" column--including stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John SlatteryA young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man's promis...
I'll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson - Oct 27, 2015
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"We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story."...
The Motion Of Light In Water
Sex And Science Fiction Writing In The East Village
Samuel R. Delany - Apr 23, 2004 (first published in 1988)
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Born in New York City's black ghetto Harlem at the start of World War II, Samuel R. Delany married white poet Marilyn Hacker right out of high school. The interracial couple moved into the city's new bohemian quarter, the Lower East Side, in summer 1961. Through the decade's opening years, new art, new sexual practices, new music, and new political...
In the City of Shy Hunters
Tom Spanbauer - May 16, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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Tom Spanbauer is one of the most enchanting writers in America today, and In the City of Shy Hunters, his first novel in ten years, is a "rich and colorful" portrait of New York in the 1980s, told with "raw power" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New Yor...
In the Shadow of the American Dream
The Diaries of David Wojnarowicz
Amy Scholder - Feb 03, 2000 (first published in 1998)
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Few artists have captured the emotional, sexual, and political chaos of modern urban life as perceptively as David Wojnarowicz, whom Out magazine has called "an acute observer of the unmapped region surrounding his heart and one of the best writers of his generation." In journal entries from age seventeen until his AIDS-related death at thirty-seve...
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