Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U. S. Until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. Blazing. Casts a spell right from the start. Dwight garner, the New York Times"A timeless and heartbreaking love story.
Celeste ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere"An extraordinary book. Lauren groff, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s italyin july of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, author of FloridaIlluminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress.
In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century.
What's Left of the NightHe is by turns exhilarated and tormented by his homosexuality; the Greek-Turkish War has ended in Greece’s defeat and humiliation; France is torn by the Dreyfus Affair, and Cavafy’s native Alexandria has surrendered to the indolent rhythms of the East. With this lyrical novel, tinged with a hallucinatory eroticism that unfolds over three unforgettable days, celebrated Greek author Ersi Sotiropoulos depicts Cavafy in the midst of a journey of self-discovery across a continent on the brink of massive change.
. A stunning portrait of a budding author―before he became C. P. Cavafy, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets―that illuminates the complex relationship of art, life, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity. A perfect book. Edmund white, author of a boy's own story and genet: a biographyin june 1897, the young Constantine Cavafy arrives in Paris on the last stop of a long European tour, a trip that will deeply shape his future and push him toward his poetic inclination.
Lie With Me: A NovelThe bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, that I’m holding on to him outside. Without ever acknowledging they know each other in the halls, carrying on a passionate, they steal time to meet in secret, world-altering affair.
What follows is a look back at the relationship he’s never forgotten, a hidden affair with a gorgeous boy named Thomas during their last year of high school. The advocate’s best gay novel of 2019 a new york times book review editor’s choice o, the oprah magazine’s best lgbtq books that'll change the literary landscape in 2019 The Wall Street Journal’s Ten Books You’ll Want to Read this Spring Out's Best Queer Books of April 2019 TheSkimm’s LGBTQ+ books to celebrate Pride THE #1 FRENCH BESTSELLER “Stunning and heart-gripping.
André aciman, bestselling french novel by philippe besson—“the french brokeback mountain” Elle—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, author of Call Me By Your Name The award-winning, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald.
. Just outside a hotel in Bordeaux, Philippe chances upon a young man who bears a striking resemblance to his first love. Dazzlingly rendered in english by ringwald in her first-ever translation, Besson’s powerfully moving coming-of-age story captures the eroticism and tenderness of first love—and the heartbreaking passage of time.
We drive at high speed along back roads, vineyards, through woods, and oat fields.
Pennsylvania StationFrederick bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. Manhattan, 1962. But when he meets curt, putting everything he cares about--his friends, he is overtaken by passions he hasn't felt in years, immature gay activist more than half his age, a vibrant, his family, his career and reputation--at risk.
. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-twentieth-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change. Award-winning author Patrick E. As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life.
The Inheritance Faber DramaYou have to wonder why there isn't a word in the English language for the fireworks that go off in your brain when you finally kiss someone you've wanted for years. Or for the intimacy and tenderness you feel as you hold the hand of a suffering friend. A generation after the height of the aids crisis, the different kinds of love?matthew Lopez's The Inheritance premiered in two parts at the Young Vic Theatre, London, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? How many words are there now for the different kinds of pain, in March 2018.
The play transferred to the Noël Coward Theatre, London, in September 2018.
Out East: Memoir of a Montauk SummerThe house was a ramshackle split-level set on a hill, and each summer thirty one people would sleep between its thin walls and shag carpets. John didn't understand the loneliness. An unforgettable story told with feeling and humor and above all with the razor-sharp skill of a delicate and highly gifted writer.
Andre aciman, an extraordinary tale of emotional awakening and lacerating ambivalence, New York Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name"Out East is full of intimacy and hope and frustration and joy, a confession of self-doubt that becomes self-knowledge. Andrew solomon, National Book Award winner.
Friendships, conflicts, secrets and epiphanies blossomed within this tightly woven friend group and came to define how they would live out the rest of their twenties and beyond. At 27, he was crippled by an all-encompassing loneliness, a feeling he had carried in his heart for as long as he could remember.
An entertainment weekly best book of may 2019a time magazine best book of may 2019 a cosmopolitan best book of May 2019An Oprah Magazine Best LGBTQ Book of 2019 A gripping portrait of life in a Montauk summer house--a debut memoir of first love, identity and self-discovery among a group of friends who became family.
They call montauk the end of the world, a spit of land jutting into the Atlantic. Like the moon gone dark. Out east is the portrait of a summer, of the Hive and the people who lived in it, and John's own reckoning with a half-formed sense of self. Packing his duffel for that first Memorial Day Weekend, he prayed for clarity.
When Brooklyn Was Queer: A HistoryNot only has brooklyn always lived in the shadow of queer Manhattan neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and Harlem, but there has also been a systematic erasure of its queer history―a great forgetting. Ryan is here to unearth that history for the first time. Through them, when brooklyn was Queer brings Brooklyn’s queer past to life, and claims its place as a modern classic.
In intimate, who tells it, evocative, moving prose he discusses in new light the fundamental questions of what history is, and how we can only make sense of ourselves through its retelling; and shows how the formation of the Brooklyn we know today is inextricably linked to the stories of the incredible people who created its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
No other book, movie, or exhibition has ever told this sweeping story. The never-before-told story of Brooklyn’s vibrant and forgotten queer history, from the mid-1850s up to the present day. Named one of the best lgbtq books of 2019 by harper's bazaar*** "A romantic, exquisite history of gay culture. Kirkus reviews, starred“A boisterous, motley new history.
. Entertaining and insightful. The new york times book reviewhugh ryan’s when brooklyn was queer is a groundbreaking exploration of the LGBT history of Brooklyn, from the early days of Walt Whitman in the 1850s up through the queer women who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard during World War II, and beyond.
Find Me: A NovelA chance encounter on the train with a beautiful young woman upends Sami’s plans and changes his life forever. Elio soon moves to paris, has a consequential affair, too, while Oliver, where he, now a New England college professor with a family, suddenly finds himself contemplating a return trip across the Atlantic.
. No novel in recent memory has spoken more movingly to contemporary readers about the nature of love than André Aciman’s haunting Call Me by Your Name. An exceptionally beautiful book” Stacey D’Erasmo, The New York Times Book Review. Nearly three quarters of a million copies have been sold, and the book became a much-loved, Academy Award–winning film starring Timothée Chalamet as the young Elio and Armie Hammer as Oliver, the graduate student with whom he falls in love.
Aciman is a master of sensibility, of the intimate details and the emotional nuances that are the substance of passion. First published in 2007, it was hailed as “a love letter, an invocation. In find me, on a trip from florence to rome to visit Elio, Samuel, Aciman shows us Elio’s father, who has become a gifted classical pianist.
Find me brings us back inside the magic circle of one of our greatest contemporary romances to ask if, in fact, true love ever dies. In this spellbinding exploration of the varieties of love, the author of the worldwide bestseller Call Me by Your Name revisits its complex and beguiling characters decades after their first meeting.
Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped DesireIn this wholly original work of film criticism, david Thomson, celebrated author of The Biographical Dictionary of Film, probes the many ways in which sexuality has shaped the movies—and the ways in which the movies have shaped sexuality. Exploring the tangled notions of masculinity, and sex that characterize our cinematic imagination—and drawing on examples that range from advertising to pornography, beauty, Bonnie and Clyde to Call Me by Your Name—Thomson illuminates how film as art, femininity, entertainment, and business has historically been a polite cover for a kind of erotic séance.
. In so doing, he casts the art and the artists we love in a new light, and reveals how film can both expose the fault lines in conventional masculinity and point the way past it, toward a more nuanced understanding of what it means to be a person with desires.
Too Much Is Not Enough: A Memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood. Too much is not enough: a memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood Hardcover - March 12, 2019. To start over. Honest and tender about lessons of the heart. Voguewhen andrew rannells left nebraska for New York City in 1997, he, like many young hopefuls, saw the city as a chance to break free. At the heart of his hunger lies a powerful drive to reconcile the boy he was when he left Omaha with the man he desperately wants to be.
As rannells fumbles his way towards the great white way, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, he also shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, and the exhilaration of making his Broadway debut in Hairspray at the age of twenty-six. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams.
In too much is not enough, wild nights, great art, Rannells takes us on the journey of a twentysomething hungry to experience everything New York has to offer: new friends, standing ovations. Along the way, and perversely motivating, he learns that you never really leave your past—or your family—behind; that the most painful, jobs are the ones you almost get; and that sometimes the most memorable nights with friends are marked not by the trendy club you danced at but by the recap over diner food afterward.
Honest and hilarious, loss, too much Is Not Enough is an unforgettable look at love, and the powerful forces that determine who we become. From the star of broadway's the book of mormon and hbo's girls, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City“Candid, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, funny, bad relationships, crisp.
On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A NovelClub, the week, nylon, the millions, Publishers Weekly, The Guardian, The Rumpus, and more. A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning. Ron charles, a first love, the washington postpoet ocean vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, and the redemptive power of storytellingOn Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read.
With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years. Too much is not enough: a memoir of Fumbling Toward Adulthood Hardcover - March 12, 2019.
At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, class, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, and masculinity. Written when the speaker, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation.
An instant new york times bestseller! named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, Oprah. Com, huffington Post, The A. V.