Better Angel: A Novel

Better Angel: A Novel

by Forman Brown, Forman Brown, Richard Meeker
     
 

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Written in 1933, this classic, touching story focuses on a young man's gay awakening in the years between the World Wars and became an instant underground classic. Kurt Gray is a shy, bookish boy growing up in small-town Michigan. Even at the age of 13, he knows that somehow he is different. Gradually he recognizes his desire for a man's companionship and love. As a… See more details below

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Written in 1933, this classic, touching story focuses on a young man's gay awakening in the years between the World Wars and became an instant underground classic. Kurt Gray is a shy, bookish boy growing up in small-town Michigan. Even at the age of 13, he knows that somehow he is different. Gradually he recognizes his desire for a man's companionship and love. As a talented composer, breaking into New York's musical world, he finds the love he's sought. Considered to be one of the most important gay books ever written, this edition contains an updated epilogue and black-and-white photographs from the author's life.

Editorial Reviews

Lambda Book Report
...one of the best coming-of-age novels I've read ... It is rare even today to find a book which so strongly affirms a gay sensibility.
San Francisco Chronicle
An affirmation that despite society's bigotry and oppression, tenderness and love can prevail in gay relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555835736
Publisher:
Alyson Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.63(d)

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