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Faggots

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by Larry Kramer, Reynolds Price
 

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Larry Kramer's Faggots has been in print since its original publication in 1978 and has become one of the best-selling novels about gay life ever written. The book is a fierce satire of the gay ghetto and a touching story of one man's desperate search for love there, and reading it today is a fascinating look at how much, and how little, has changed.

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Larry Kramer's Faggots has been in print since its original publication in 1978 and has become one of the best-selling novels about gay life ever written. The book is a fierce satire of the gay ghetto and a touching story of one man's desperate search for love there, and reading it today is a fascinating look at how much, and how little, has changed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555846671
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
598,283
File size:
4 MB

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Faggots 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Faggots' is a highly satiric look at New York/Fire Island gay life in the late 1970s, before social convention and AIDS reigned in the boys-will-be-boys sexual experimentation and promiscuity of some gay men. (NOTE: I am obliged to say that not all gay men are drug-using, chandelier-swinging, sexual rabbits or wish to be. Many have steady lovers and are as monogamous as the most faithful wife and husband. This message was brought to you by the Gay Republican Party. All twelve of them promised to beat me up if I didn't deliver. Just kidding.) Seriously, Kramer's moral, that gay men should treat each other as people and not as commodities, has worn well with time. When a woman complains that men are treating her just as a collection of body parts, a gay man can usually sympathize with her point of view. The novel's main character, Fred Lemish, is a neurotic gay man on the edge of his 40th birthday. Fred is determined to find love and he thinks he has it in the form of 'Dinky' Adams. Fred pursues Dinky through the worst (or 'best' if you feel nostalgic) sexual excesses New York and Fire Island could offer in those years. No party, orgy or drug was off limits. People today may think that Kramer was exaggerating the gay scene for shock value, but actually he was taking the most excessive side of things and telling the story pretty straight. But what is the increasingly desperate Fred willing to do for love?
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Excellent. Inspiring novel .
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