The Line of Beauty: A NovelBloomsbury USA - Used book in Good Condition. Winner of the 2004 man booker prize and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the NBCC award. From alan hollinghurst, sex, the line of beauty is a sweeping novel about class, the acclaimed author of The Sparsholt Affair, and money during four extraordinary years of change and tragedy.
In the summer of 1983, twenty-year-old nick guest moves into an attic room in the notting Hill home of the Feddens: conservative Member of Parliament Gerald, Toby―whom Nick had idolized at Oxford―and Catherine, and their two children, his wealthy wife Rachel, who is highly critical of her family's assumptions and ambitions.
The Line of Beauty: A Novel - As the boom years of the eighties unfold, an innocent in the world of politics and money, Nick, finds his life altered by the rising fortunes of this glamorous family. Richly textured, disarmingly comic, emotionally charged, this is a major work by one of our finest writers. His two vividly contrasting love affairs, one with a young black clerk and one with a Lebanese millionaire, dramatize the dangers and rewards of his own private pursuit of beauty, a pursuit as compelling to Nick as the desire for power and riches among his friends.
The Swimming-Pool LibraryVintage - The swimming-pool library focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and Lord Nantwich, an elderly man searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions. The swimming Pool Library. The dazzling first novel from the best-selling, Booker Prize-Winning author of The Line of Beauty and The Sparsholt Affair.
An enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. Used book in Good Condition.
Leading Men: A NovelViking - Blazing. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. 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, 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, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, set against the glamorous literary circles of 1950s ItalyIn July of 1953, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress.
Leading Men: A Novel - . The swimming Pool Library. Used book in Good Condition. 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.
The Stranger's Child Vintage InternationalVintage - Used book in Good Condition. A national book critics award finalist from the man booker Prize-winning author of The Line of Beauty and The Sparsholt Affair: a magnificent, century-spanning saga about a love triangle that spawns a myth, and a family mystery, across generations. In the summer of 1913, george sawle brings his Cambridge schoolmate—a handsome, aristocratic young poet named Cecil Valance—to his family’s home outside London.
Over time, even as other secrets lie buried—until, a tragic love story is spun, decades later, an ambitious biographer threatens to unearth them. George is enthralled by Cecil, Daphne, and soon his sister, is equally besotted by him. The swimming Pool Library. That weekend, after he is killed in the great War and his reputation burnished, will become a touchstone for a generation, Cecil writes a poem that, a work recited by every schoolchild in England.
What's Left of the NightNew Vessel Press - The swimming Pool Library. He 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.
Used book in Good Condition. 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. A stunning portrait of a budding author―before he became C.
What's Left of the Night - P. Cavafy, life, one of the 20th century’s greatest poets―that illuminates the complex relationship of art, and the erotic desires that trigger creativity.
The SpellPenguin Books - The swimming Pool Library. Here are the interlocking affairs of four men: robin woodfield, an architect in his late forties trying to build an idyllic life in Dorset with his young lover, Justin, a would-be actor increasingly disenchanted with the countryside; Robin's attractive and dangerously volatile twenty-two-year-old son Danny; and Justin's former boyfriend Alex, whose life is unexpectedly transformed by a night of house music and a tab of ecstasy.
As each falls under the spell of romance or drugs, country living or rough trade, a richly ironic picture emerges of the illusions of love, and of the clashing imperatives of modern gay life: the hunger for contact and the fear of commitment, the need for permanence and the continual disruptions of sex.
The Spell - . Ultimately, the Spell details the restlessness of every human heart. Used book in Good Condition.
Lie With Me: A NovelScribner - The bike smells like gasoline and makes a lot of noise, and sometimes I’m frightened when the wheels slip on the gravel on the dirt road, but the only thing that matters is that I’m holding on to him, that I’m holding on to him outside. 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.
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.
Lie With Me: A Novel - Used book in Good Condition. We drive at high speed along back roads, through woods, vineyards, and oat fields. 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, author of call me by your name the award-winning, bestselling french novel by Philippe Besson—“the French Brokeback Mountain” Elle—about an affair between two teenage boys in 1984 France, translated with subtle beauty and haunting lyricism by the iconic and internationally acclaimed actress/writer Molly Ringwald.
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Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A NovelBack Bay Books - The swimming Pool Library. And there is his last. Because, less is, missteps, above all, misunderstandings and mistakes, despite all these mishaps, a love story. A scintillating satire of the american abroad, " "ingenious, a bittersweet romance of chances lost, " "elegiac, a rumination on time and the human heart, lyrical, " as well as "too sappy by half, by an author The New York Times has hailed as "inspired, " Less shows a writer at the peak of his talents raising the curtain on our shared human comedy.
Used book in Good Condition. A struggling novelist travels the world to avoid an awkward wedding in this hilarious Pulitzer Prize-winning novel full of "arresting lyricism and beauty" New York Times Book Review. Winner of the pulitzer prizenational bestsellera new york times notable book of 2017a washington post top ten book of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Top Ten Book of 2017Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Lambda Award and the California Book Award "I could not love LESS more.
Less Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: A Novel - Ron charles, washington Post"Andrew Sean Greer's Less is excellent company. You can't say yes--it would be too awkward--and you can't say no--it would look like defeat. On your desk are a series of invitations to half-baked literary events around the world. Question: how do you arrange to skip town?ANSWER: You accept them all.
What would possibly go wrong? arthur less will almost fall in love in paris, almost fall to his death in Berlin, accidentally book himself as the only writer-in-residence at a Christian Retreat Center in Southern India, and encounter, on a desert island in the Arabian Sea, barely escape to a Moroccan ski chalet from a Saharan sandstorm, the last person on Earth he wants to face.
What Belongs to You: A NovelPicador - He returns to mitko again and again over the next few months, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and tenderness can transform into violence. The swimming Pool Library. Used book in Good Condition. There he meets mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex.
With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Garth Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love. There are unnerving similarities between his past and the foreign country he finds himself in, his private history of illness, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko’s own narrative, exploitation, and want.
What Belongs to You: A Novel - What belongs to You is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences. Longlisted for the national book award in fiction • a finalist for the pen/faulkner award for fiction • a finalist for the los angeles times book prize for fiction • a finalist for the james taite black prize for fiction • a finalist the center for fiction first novel prize • a finalist for the green carnation prize • a new york times book review editors’ Choice • A Los Angeles Times BestsellerNamed One of the Best Books of the Year by More Than Fifty Publications, and Publishers Weekly One of the Ten Best Books of the Year"Garth Greenwell's What Belongs to You appeared in early 2016, BuzzFeed, The Evening Standard London, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, and is a short first novel by a young writer; still, Esquire, The New York Times selected by Dwight Garner, The New Republic Best Debuts of the Year, GQ, The Miami Herald, Slate, The Telegraph London, Including: The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Millions, Kirkus Reviews, NPR, The Guardian London, the San Francisco Chronicle, Vulture, it was not easily surpassed by anything that appeared later in the year.
The Monk of MokhaVintage - He leaves san francisco and travels deep into his ancestral homeland to tour terraced farms high in the country’s rugged mountains and meet beleagured but determined farmers. The monk of mokha is the exhilarating true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.
Picador USA. Used book in Good Condition. The swimming Pool Library. But when war engulfs the country and Saudi bombs rain down, Mokhtar has to find a way out of Yemen without sacrificing his dreams or abandoning his people. Mokhtar alkhanshali is twenty-four and working as a doorman when he discovers the astonishing history of coffee and Yemen’s central place in it.