Adam

Author: Anthony McDonald

Publisher: BIGfib Books

ISBN: 2952489947

Category: Fiction

Page: 201

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Adam is a delightful sixteen-year-old who does well in school and spends his spare time practising the cello. Or that's what his parents think. But there is another side to him, which comes to the fore when he falls for a labourer called Sylvain and realises that friendships have the potential to be more than platonic. The results are explosive in this passionate story of illicit romance and teenage angst over one long, hot summer in the French countryside.
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At Swim, Two Boys

A Novel

Author: Jamie O'Neill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743222946

Category: Fiction

Page: 572

View: 5599

In a story set against the backdrop of Dublin in 1915, two boys who meet at the local swimming hole plan to swim to an island in Dublin Bay the following Easter, but their plans coincide with the Easter uprising--a historic rebellion that changes their li
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Blue Sky Adam

Author: Anthony McDonald

Publisher: Bigfib Books

ISBN: 9782952489980

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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The long awaited sequel to the bestselling novel Adam. At twenty-two Adam learns that he has come into some property: a vineyard in southern France. Leaving old loves and friends behind he moves, only to find himself somewhat isolated. Stphane, Adam's sexy new neighbour comes to his rescue, and is soon giving Adam much more than advice on managing his vineyard... When Adam's teenage lover reappears on the scene, Adam must decide exactly what, and who, he really wants.
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Call Me by Your Name

A Novel

Author: André Aciman

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374707723

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Now a Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet, and Written by Three Time Academy Award Nominee James Ivory Andre Aciman's Call Me by Your Name is the story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliffside mansion on the Italian Riviera. Each is unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, when, during the restless summer weeks, unrelenting currents of obsession, fascination, and desire intensify their passion and test the charged ground between them. Recklessly, the two verge toward the one thing both fear they may never truly find again: total intimacy. It is an instant classic and one of the great love stories of our time. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times (by Michael Upchurch), and New York Magazine
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Pictures of You

Author: Leta Blake

Publisher: Leta Blake Books

ISBN: 1626227624

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

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Growing up gay isn’t easy. Growing up gay in Knoxville, Tennessee is even harder. Eighteen-year-old Peter Mandel, a private school senior—class of 1991—is passionate about photography. Peter doesn’t have many friends, preferring to shoot pictures from behind the scenes to keep his homosexuality secret. Enter Adam Algedi, a charming, worldly new guy who doesn't do labels, but does want to do Peter. Hardly able to believe gorgeous Adam would want geeky, skinny him of all people, Peter's swept away on a journey of first love and sexual discovery. But as their mutual web of lies spins tighter and tighter, can Peter find the confidence he needs to make the right choices? And will his crush on Daniel, a college acquaintance, open a new path? Join Peter in the first book of this four-part coming of age series as he struggles to love and be loved, and grow into a gay man worthy of his own respect. This new series by Leta Blake is gay fiction with romantic elements.
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The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

A Novel

Author: Heather O'Neill

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374709335

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal. Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city with a light and profound tale of the vice of fame and the ties of family. Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicolas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison. "Back in the day, he could come home from a show with a paper bag filled with women's underwear. Outside of Québec nobody had even heard of him, naturally. Québec needed stars badly." Since the twins were little, Étienne has made them part of his unashamed seduction of the province, parading them on talk shows and then dumping them with their decrepit grandfather while he disappeared into some festive squalor. Now Étienne is washed up and the twins are making their own almost-grown-up messes, with every misstep landing on the front pages of the tabloid Allo Police. Nouschka not only needs to leave her childhood behind; she also has to leave her brother, whose increasingly erratic decisions might take her down with him.
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Judas

Author: Amos Oz

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544547454

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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International Bestseller Winner of the International Literature Prize Finalist for the Man Booker International Prize A New York Times Editors’ Choice “[A] magnificent novel . . . Oz pitches the book’s heartbreak and humanism perfectly from first page to last.” — New York Times Book Review “Scintillating . . . An old-fashioned novel of ideas that is strikingly and compellingly modern.” — Observer Jerusalem, 1959. Shmuel Ash, a biblical scholar, is adrift in his young life when he finds work as a caregiver for a brilliant but cantankerous old man named Gershom Wald. There is, however, a third, mysterious presence in his new home. Atalia Abravanel, the daughter of a deceased Zionist leader, a beautiful woman in her forties, entrances young Shmuel even as she keeps him at a distance. Piece by piece, the old Jerusalem stone house, haunted by tragic history and now home to the three misfits and their intricate relationship, reveals its secrets. At once an exquisite love story and a coming-of-age novel, an allegory for the state of Israel and for the biblical tale from which it draws its title, Judas is Amos Oz’s most powerful novel in decades. “Oz has written one of the most triumphant novels of his career.” — Forward “A [big] beautiful novel . . . Funny, wise, and provoking.” — Times (UK)
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Miles

Author: Adam Henry Carriere

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781520136776

Category:

Page: 215

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"Every bit as intense and vivid as James Joyce's 'Araby', this tender, sweet tale nearly startles in the accuracy of its portrayal of the powerful emotions of young love," MILES takes you on an unforgettable journey through the limbo of emerging sexuality to chronicle a way of life barely imagined by those outside its boundaries. With the shadow of his parents' bitter divorce looming over him, Miles struggles to make meaning of his emerging gay identity. By accompanying Miles on his passage, you will be repaid in pure entertainment, with players who are natural forces, emotional outcomes that will please you, and a quest that continually asks you what friendship and love not only are but can become. And without apology or cliché MILES gives readers a series of literary yet dynamic, bittersweet yet romantic ripostes. If you think that only one thing can happen between gay teenagers, surprise and delight awaits you in this "strangely beautiful work of art."
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Britain

Author: Emma Bell,Neil Mitchell

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841505579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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With a focus on the most successful, cerebral and critically important films to have come out of Britain, this volume explores the diversity of and genres found throughout British film, highlighting important regional variations that reflect the distinctive cultures of the countries involved.
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Freshwater Boys

Stories

Author: Adam Schuitema

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453213260

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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“Travel brochures, postcards, and license plates from decades past touted Michigan as ‘The Water Winter Wonderland!’ And in Adam Schuitema’s stories, it is just that: a wonderland where men and boys collide with sand and snow, flora and fauna; where nature is not only somewhere to explore, but a place to hide. In his Michigan, deer frolic through urban areas, old men pilfer sand dunes, and the woods are the best place to hide your Playboys. From childhood to adulthood, these guys struggle to do the right thing—searching the woods, gazing out at the lake, sifting the ashen sands—for a clue as to how to become the men they need to be. Schuitema’s Freshwater Boys is the literary equivalent of an early spring leap into the still icy waters of the bay: shocking, refreshing, cleansing. The best way to rouse a spirit drowsy from an endless, arduous winter.” —Michael Zadoorian, The Leisure Seeker and The Lost Tiki Palaces of Detroit
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A Boy's Own Story

A Novel

Author: Edmund White

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497685915

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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“An extraordinary novel” about growing up gay in the 1950s American Midwest (The New York Times Book Review). Critically lauded upon its initial publication in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality, A Boy’s Own Story is a moving tale about coming-of-age in midcentury America. With searing clarity and unabashed wit, Edmund White’s unnamed protagonist yearns for what he knows to be shameful. He navigates an uneasy relationship with his father, confounds first loves, and faces disdain from his peers at school. In the embrace of another, he discovers the sincere and clumsy pleasures of adolescent sexuality. But for boys in the 1950s, these desires were unthinkable. Looking back on his experiences, the narrator notes, “I see now that what I wanted was to be loved by men and to love them back but not to be a homosexual.” From a winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature, this trailblazing autobiographical story of one boy’s youth is a moving, tender, and heartbreaking portrait of what it means to grow up.
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Farm Story

Coming Out of Indiana

Author: Eddie Casson

Publisher: Toss Glitter Publishing

ISBN: 9780692783085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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Shares his experiences growing up in the Midwest during the 1960's, vividly recounting moments of both heartache & betrayal and joy & forgiveness. With disarming sincerity, the book traces him through complicated struggles with a religious family, a brave-yet-fearful journey to find his place in the gay community and loving relationships.
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My Bare Naked Heart

Author: David Avery

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997764505

Category:

Page: N.A

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John Branson is a college freshman with a big secret: he likes girls, but he also likes guys - and he is surrounded by them at the preppy, all-male college he attends in Vermont. It is the 1950s, a time when gay sex was illegal throughout the US and grounds for expulsion from colleges like his. Against that backdrop, John struggles with the desires that drum inside his head with a deafening roar. Those desires are manifest in his complicated feelings of affection towards his roommate and best friend, Daniel. John also has his eyes on Dusty, a golden boy from California who is a senior and the dorm's resident advisor. It is a tumultuous year for John and his buddies as they learn about friendship, sexual awakening, and falling in love during a time of hate. MY BARE NAKED HEART is a fun, sexy read that is both literary and erotic. It will make you laugh, cry, and remember what it was like to fall in love for the very first time.
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Mostly Straight

Sexual Fluidity among Men

Author: Ritch C. Savin-Williams

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674981049

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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A growing number of young men today say they are “mostly straight” and yet feel a slight but enduring desire for men. Ritch Savin-Williams explores the stories of 40 mostly straight young men to help us understand the biological, psychological, and cultural forces that are loosening the sexual bind many boys and young men experience.
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Ticket to Exile

A Memoir

Author: Adam David Miller

Publisher: Heyday

ISBN: 9781597140652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 237

View: 8135

With each chapter accompanied by a poem, the African-American poet and teacher offers his recollections of growing up in the small town of Orangeburg, South Carolina, before and during the Great Depression. Original.
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ROMANCE A NOVEL

Author: JOSEPH CONRAD AND F.M. HEUFFER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 7684

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The Stamp of Nature

Author: Chris Cheek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999647902

Category:

Page: 316

View: 9660

Growing up gay in 1960s Britain, facing prejudice and discrimination as students and later as teachers - against the background of a battle over reforms at an old-fashioned school. Who will win and how will it affect everybody's lives?
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Visions of Paradise

Images of Eden in the Cinema

Author: Wheeler Winston Dixon

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813552419

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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Depictions of sex, violence, and crime abound in many of today's movies, sometimes making it seem that the idyllic life has vanished-even from our imaginations. But as shown in this unique book, paradise has not always been lost. For many years, depictions of heaven, earthly paradises, and utopias were common in popular films. Illustrated throughout with intriguing, rare stills and organized to provide historical context, Visions of Paradise surveys a huge array of films that have offered us glimpses of life free from strife, devoid of pain and privation, and full of harmony. In films such as Moana, White Shadows in the South Seas, The Green Pastures, Heaven Can Wait, The Enchanted Forest, The Bishop's Wife, Carousel, Bikini Beach, and Elvira Madigan, characters and the audience partake in a vision of personal freedom and safety-a zone of privilege and protection that transcends the demands of daily existence. Many of the films discussed are from the 1960s-perhaps the most edenic decade in contemporary cinema, when everything seemed possible and radical change was taken for granted. As Dixon makes clear, however, these films have not disappeared with the dreams of a generation; they continue to resonate today, offering a tonic to the darker visions that have replaced them.
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