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A Fairy Tale
     

A Fairy Tale

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by John Saul
 
It's San Francisco in the early 1970s, and thirty-something Solly Steinberg still isn't married, much to the consternation of his Aunt Sylvia who is determined to correct this calamitous state of affairs before Solly's next birthday. The only trouble is, Aunt Sylvia wants Solly to marry a nice Jewish girl, but Solly wants to marry a nice boy, Jewish or otherwise. Aunt

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It's San Francisco in the early 1970s, and thirty-something Solly Steinberg still isn't married, much to the consternation of his Aunt Sylvia who is determined to correct this calamitous state of affairs before Solly's next birthday. The only trouble is, Aunt Sylvia wants Solly to marry a nice Jewish girl, but Solly wants to marry a nice boy, Jewish or otherwise. Aunt Sylvia is, of course, aghast when she is told of this small problem, and promptly dispatches Uncle Hymie to straighten their nephew out. Needless to say, many things get straightened out, but Solly isn't among them.

A WARNING: If you're looking for the kind of thriller John Saul is famous for, this is not one of them. But if you're wondering what life was like for a lot of gay men nearly half a century ago in San Francisco, barely after they found their voices with Stonewall but still long before AIDS, or are just in the mood for a good old-fashioned gay Jewish sex comedy, (is there such a genre, or is this the only one?) this book is for you.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014348881
Publisher:
John Saul
Publication date:
05/17/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,220,854
File size:
124 KB

Meet the Author

John Saul is the author of 37 New York Times bestselling thrillers with tens of millions of copies in print. In his earlier years, he published a few titles under pseudonyms and is now in the process of republishing those titles in eBook format. He has been living and working with his partner, Michael Sack for nearly forty years. They currently live on the Big Island in Hawaii.

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A Fairy Tale 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious.
jcl More than 1 year ago
This is not your classic John Saul mystery. It is a love story about a man who is trying to be accepted in a time when different people were not accepted. It was an excellent story. I feel bad that John Saul had to publish it under a Pseudonym when he originally published it. I am glad that he finally published it under his real name.