Five Married Men
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Five Married Men

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by Martin Brant
     
 

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What is so powerful that it can cause a man to jeopardize his career and a twenty-year marriage? What steals his thoughts and inspires risks that others can't comprehend? David Westin knows. He knows the power of one man's hand on the arm of another man.

When the day comes that his best friend James reveals a lifelong secret, their lives are forever changed.

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What is so powerful that it can cause a man to jeopardize his career and a twenty-year marriage? What steals his thoughts and inspires risks that others can't comprehend? David Westin knows. He knows the power of one man's hand on the arm of another man.

When the day comes that his best friend James reveals a lifelong secret, their lives are forever changed. Together they start on a path of discovery and physical adventure, of elation and joy, of heartache and deception. Setting themselves apart from the general brotherhood of men, they meet Jake, Jorge, and Tim. All five men form a bond and soon realize they have opened a door they can never close.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595394081
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

A native of Dallas, TX, Martin is the author of A Song in the Park, The Partisans and The Strange Haunting of Johnny Feelwater. He divides his time between writing and riding his bicycle around White Rock Lake in old east Dallas. He is an advocate of gay rights and human diversity.

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Five Married Men 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Five Married Men is first-rate literary entertainment, and much more. If you are looking for summer reading that grabs your attention, this is it. This novel has believably likable characters, intricate plot development, romance, sex, drama, suspense, humor, and action. There's something for everyone. More importantly for me, Five Married Men is an honest discussion of male bisexuality. As a bisexual married man who has just recently come out of the closet, I found this book heart-breaking in its accurate portrayal of the challenges that face men like me and their wives. I can't say how much Martin Brant writes from experience, from thorough research, or from an incredible imagination. But I can say, from MY experience, that his fictional characters are as real as the men I've met in support groups, chat groups, and bars. The emotional conflicts, the clandestine meeting arrangements, the fear of discovery that are described in the book are happening all around us every day. Male bisexuality is marginalized in this country. Today's pop psychologists tell us that there is no such thing as a bisexual man. Even the GLBT community struggles to understand us. It's high time a book like Five Married Men was published. Maybe it will start some discussions that are overdue. Believe me, there are a lot more bisexual men walking around than you can imagine. If we all came out of the closet at once, the whole gay/straight dichotomy would go the way of the dinosaur. Don't think for a minute that this book is all gloomy and depressing. It is also very provocative. Because Mr. Brant develops the characters so well, the sex scenes are much steamier than typical gay or straight erotica. If the text doesn't turn you on, you'll at least feel empathy for the lovers. Five Married Men is a novel that reassures bisexual men they are not alone, and educates the rest of society.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Martin Brant's first book A SONG IN THE PARK a year ago. That novel was excellent. Now I have to say that Martin has topped that one with FIVE MARRIED MEN. The new novel is an erotically charged action adventure, love story with page turning suspense. I found myself caring about what happened to all five of these men as they form a sort of on the down-low club. A secret group. Some bonding stronger than others, but all becoming closer to each other than most men would dare. As with all secrets, the truth comes out. The shattering and thought provoking conclusion left me wanting a sequeal. I have to say the reading of this novel was time well spent.
BillyGFA More than 1 year ago
Having been married to a woman and gay, I identified with the emotions, desires and choices these men made. I like how the author played out the stories of each man and his individual journey. I will look for more from this author!
RICKNC More than 1 year ago
THE STORY WAS LITTLE BIT HARD TO GET MY HEAD AROUND AT THE START, BUT I HAVE NEVER HAD A BOOK MOVE ME THE WAY THIS STORY HAS MOVED AND UPSET ME LIKE IT DID. I EVEN REREAD THE LAST SEVERAL CHAPTERS TO HOLD ON TO THE MEN IN THE STORY JUST ALITTLE LONGER.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very well written book,  and I definitely recommend it for any gay/bisexual men that are marriage to a woman.
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Matt--NY More than 1 year ago
The basic idea was interesting, however the characters were not well developed and the dialogue was completely unrealistic. The writing was terrible - grammatical errors like "you're" instead of "your" on at least 4 occasions are unforgivable! However, I found myself drawn to the storyline, despite the awful writing. The ending felt rushed and not well developed - overall, I was let down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago