"It was as if he had awoken
not only from the previous night's sleep but from the last three months
and the growing happiness he had felt had been no more real
than the morning's dream which had already faded from his mind."
This debut novel charts the course of two days in the life of a gay man in his twenties who is facing a crisis in his current relationship;
interwoved with the tensions between Mark and Robert are Mark's memories of two previous lovers - Gene, an introverted and self-sufficient
painter who lives in Paris and Carl, a barman with a demanding personality. In the resolution of the crisis Mark begins to feel he has only just
begun to be mature. Or is he deluding himself? The analysis of the pleasures and pains of these three relationships has a great deal of relevance
to us all and to how, as lovers, we lives, behave and react.
Published by Third House in 1990, remaining copies are distributed by
Arbery Books at the discounted price of £4.50.
"Absorbing first novel"
soft cover, 172pp
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