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In September, the Light Changes: The Stories of Andrew Holleran

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2001

    Very Well Written

    Holleran Is an excellent writer. I found myself getting teary eyed at his beautiful discription of Fire Island in the story 'In September the Light Changes'. Growing up on Long Island and Fire Island I can say it is true, In September the Light Changes. The Subject matter leaves much, in my opinion, to be desired for. I found the stories to be a bit of a downer. Alot of them have to do with growing older and the changing of Guard in gay society. And how many of those in gay society, too ignorant or scared in finding the beauty of growing older, deal with the passage of time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2000

    The Ugly Child

    Anything written by Mr. Holleran should be snatched up immediately by any reader who enjoys gay/lesbian literature. However, the stories enclosed are dated. Current, dynamic gay issues (coming out in the mid-west, or at work; partner rights) are not addressed. And the book does rely heavily on cliches: all gays vacation on Fire Island, gay life is a 'bicostal' phenomenon, corny gay romanticism ('Why doesn't he call?'). Mr. Holleran is skilled, but unfortunately his talent has little opportunity to surface through alot of gunk. I remain faithful to him as an author. I just hope his next collection is better.

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