|A Better Class of Blond: California Diary||David Rees||Diary, Gay, Travel||David Rees, author of many books including The Milkman's On His Way, spent a year in and around San Francisco in the early 1980s, and this is a diary of that year. Teaching 12 hours a week at the university he had plenty of time for extracurricular activities, and his diary concentrates primarily on just two, the scenery and the gay scene.|
He makes many conquests during his year, mostly with younger men of all races and colours, but he falls in love with a young Vietnamese man and for a while t...
|Location: TRAVEL WRITINGS (TRVW)||Book#: TRVW006|
|A Boy's Own Story||Edmund White||Art/Photography, Autobiography, Coming Out, Fiction, Gay||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 out works of art and literature as solace - and to uncover new relationships in the struggle to embrace his own sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with ...||Location: GAY FICTION (GF)||Book#: GF100|
|A Cage of Bones|
|Jeffrey Round||Fiction, Gay, Humour/Comedy||First published in England to international acclaim in 1997, Jeffrey Round's classic novel, A Cage of Bones, now appears in a new edition. At the beginning of the '90s, an ingenuous young Torontonian named Warden Fields is persuaded to work as a model in Europe's fashion capitals. Italy revels in the opulent splendour of designers like Versace and Ferré, while England is still reeling from the anarchic punk revolution of a decade before. In Italy, Warden is introduced to a world of sensuality a...||Location: GAY FICTION (GF)||Book#: GF074|
|A Comfortable Corner||Vincent Virga||Fiction, Gay, Relationships, Romance||Terence Strange and Christopher More had been lovers for many years, but at last Terence could take no more of the mess alcoholism was making of their lives. Where could he find counsel? Surely not in Judith and Gerald, whose once-happy marriage was crumbling, nor in Dominic Perrugio and William More, Christopher's father, whose doomed relationship seemed a portent of Terence's future.|
All their lives were bound together, but Terence had to disentangle himself from the web of hatred and find a ...
|Location: GAY FICTION (GF)||Book#: GF092|
|A Fairy Tale||S. STEINBERG||Fiction, Gay, Romance||Once Upon a Time, there was a nice young man called Solly. Now that he's grown up his Aunt Sylvia wants him to marry a nice girl, but although she's shown him all the nice girls in the neighbourhood Solly's still single.|
In fact, Solly doesn't want to marry a nice girl. He wants to get on with his own life - his career (decorating), his dogs (perfectly matched white poodles), his apartment (elegant), and his friends (intimate) - and forget all about women, especially Aunt Sylvia. Because, frank...
|Location: GAY MALE ROMANCE (GYR)||Book#: GYR016|
|A Home at the End of the World||Michael Cunningham||Family, Fiction, Gay, Queer, Romance||From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city's erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare's child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to...||Location: GAY FICTION (GF)||Book#: GF015.01|
|A Lasting Relationship: Homosexuals and Society||Jeremy Seabrook||Essays, Gay, Lesbian||A Lasting Relationship is a portrait of the personal lives and social relations of more than forty homosexuals of different ages and occupations. It takes the form of a series of interviews, interspersed with narrative, comentary and description. The aim of the book is to examine changes in the social life and means of self-expression of homosexuals during the period of adult living memory, and to relate these changes to wider social changes during that time.||Location: ESSAYS (ESS)||Book#: ESS018|
|A Letter From My Father: A Classic of Erotic Literature - Volume Two||Page Smith||Autobiography, Erotica||Throughout his life Ward Smith wrote an autobiographical letter to his son which, in its final form, ran to more than two and a half million words. Much of it was devoted to an account of his sexual adventures told in explicit detail.|
A Letter From My Father is Page Smith's condensed version of the letter his father left him. It provides an extraordinary picture of a man - insecure, sexually obsessed, childish, vain, prejudiced, generous, self-pitying - who speaks to us directly from the past a...
|Location: GENERAL EROTICA (GE)||Book#: GE006|