Eat, Sleep, Love: A Novel

Eat, Sleep, Love: A Novel

by Chuck Forester

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Overview

It’s 1971 and Charlie McKey, a young gay man from Point Reyes Station, California, arrives in San Francisco, where free love and gay liberation abound. Newly out but open to experiencing the new wonders that suddenly surround him, Charlie jumps in headfirst, immersing himself in a no-holds-barred world of men, drugs, and endless sexual pleasure he’d never dreamed possible. Eat, Sleep, Love is a fond look back on a brief time when life opened up for gay men only to collapse with the deadly arrival of AIDS that marked the end of an era.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781733598002
Publisher: Querelle Press
Publication date: 02/19/2019
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Chuck Forester is the author of the novel Our Time. Hewas raised in northern Wisconsin and attended Dartmouth and Penn and holds a MCP in city planning and an MFA in poetry. He spent two years in the Peace Corp in Chile with his wife, and his son was born shortly after they arrived in San Francisco in 1971.Chuck worked for three San Francisco mayors before serving as an executive with several non-profits. He was chairman of the Board of the Human Rights Campaign Committee, now the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and he led the effort that raised $3.5 million for the Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center at the San Francisco Public Library. Since coming out Chuck's has had a keen interest in supporting LGBT literature and preserving LGBT history. Chuck had the good fortune to come out in 1972 in the most supportive possible environment. Michael A. Schoch, his partner of 18 years, succumbed to AIDS in 1994. Chuck has been living with HIV since 1987.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface ......................................................................................... 1

1: Let Your Dreams Outgrow ................................................... 5

2: First Taste of the City .......................................................... 14

3: Christopher Robin .............................................................. 19

4: Never Stop Believing ........................................................... 23

5: There’s No Love Like the First Love .................................. 34

6: Twins ..................................................................................... 42

7: Company Town ................................................................... 49

8: New Man in Town ............................................................... 55

9: The Makings of a Fine Sex Date ........................................ 62

10: Awakening .......................................................................... 72

11: Only You Can Only Give Me That Feeling .................... 77

12: Love Is Not a Victory March ............................................ 83

13: Nothing Good Lasts Forever ........................................... 88

14: We All Make Mistakes ...................................................... 95

15: Enough! ........................................................................... 101

16: Remembering the Dead ................................................ 106

17: Touch Me, Remind Me Who I Am .............................. 118

18: A Man and His Dog ....................................................... 123

19: The Past Beats Inside Me ............................................... 134

Author’s Note ........................................................................ 136

Acknowledgments ................................................................ 138

About the Author ................................................................ 139

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