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Dancer from the Dance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2008

    Gay Life before AIDS

    One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past -- and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen -- and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    Love it, even though not gay or even a man!

    No I'm not gay but I know people who are and I love them. My friend Ryan recommended this one (I'll pretty much read anything!) and it is truly a diamond in the rough. Captivatingly sexy and thoroughly accurate as far as gay 70's goes it is a total page turner. Could not put it down. Read with an open mind and heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2001

    Like Reality, Only More So

    For the generation of urban gay men born between 1945 and 1960, this book virtually defined our coming-out process. We weren't usually as sexually active or promiscuous (or as good-looking!) as the main character Malone, but this book in its lyricism hit all the right notes. Malone's buddy, the been-there-done-it-all Sutherland, is a true literary creation, always true to form and always surprising. This kind of literature is too good for just baby boomers or the so-called gay ghetto. 'Dancer' should be read by anyone with a taste for good literature or a desire to know what gay life in the 1970s was like.

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