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The featherbed: a novel
Par John Miller. 2002
When Anna and Sadie discover the diaries of their mother, Rebecca, after her death, they learn that her life was…far more complex than either of them knew. She was a garment worker in early-1900s New York, the reluctant wife in an arranged marriage to an ailing and abusive husband, and the improbable friend of a pregnant prostitute. The diaries also point to a family secret and questions about Sadie's parentage. Some strong language. 2002.
The farewell symphony
Par Edmund White. 1997
1994. When his partner of five years has died of AIDS in this sequel to autobiographical "The Beautiful Room Is…Empty" (DC41540), the narrator’s memories of past lovers and visits to New York, Paris, and Rome, span three decades of the gay movement. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1997.
The eye in the door (World War I trilogy ; #2)
Par Pat Barker. 1994
As Britain faces defeat by Germany, pacifists and homosexuals are scapegoated as potential traitors. It is unfortunate for Lieutenant Billy…Prior, a bisexual who has a split personality, that when he is released from Craiglockhart War Hospital, he is assigned to British Intelligence. Once again he needs the help of Dr. Rivers. Sequel to "Regeneration". Followed by "Ghost road" (DC18056). Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex. 1994. (World War I trilogy ; 2)
The heart does not bend: a novel
Par Makeda Silvera. 2002
When Maria Galloway dies, she leaves everything to her spoiled, wayward grandson, Vittorio. Her only granddaughter, Molly, whom she raised…from infancy, is left to confront the unyielding bitterness Maria harboured against her. As Molly begins to trace the complex interrelationships in her loving but divided family, she recalls her idyllic childhood, spent in her grandmother's sky-blue house in Jamaica. 2002.
Skinned alive: stories
Par Edmund White. 1995
In this collection of eight stories, White explores themes of gay life such as desire, intimacy, love, and jealousy. Through…it all, his characters live under the melancholy spectre of AIDS and the ever-present threat of mortality and grief. Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1995.
The captive (In search of lost time ; #5)
Par Marcel Proust. 1923
In this fifth part of the autobiographical novel, "Remembrance of things past", Albertine is living with the narrator who is…tortured by the suspicion and jealousy of her relations with other women. Sequel to "Cities of the plain" (DC31600). Followed by "Sweet cheat gone" (DC30887). 1923. (In search of lost time ; 5)
Sexe et dépendances
Par Stephen McCauley, Françoise Jaouën. 2006
William Collins, agent immobilier gay, adepte de rencontres par Internet, veut tourner le dos à cette habitude et fait voeu…de chasteté - ce qu'il n'arrivera pas à respecter l'espace d'un seul jour. Faiblesse qu'il arrive à justifier dans un contexte post-11 septembre de traumatisme de fin du monde. Tiraillé entre l'envie de " faire le bien " et la tentation de faire tout ce qui lui permet de " se sentir bien ", entre le renoncement et l'hédonisme - il va louvoyer entre les extrêmes, tout en étudiant le comportement de ceux qui l'entourent. Dans ce roman plus caustique encore que ses précédents, l'univers de Stephen McCauley est toujours aussi insolite et ses personnages plus originaux et attachants que jamais. 2006. Titre uniforme: Alternatives to sex.
The beautiful room is empty (Picador Bks.)
Par Edmund White. 1988
American Midwest, 1950s. Narrator comes to terms with his homosexuality, having struggled from prep school through college with his self-deprecation,…desire, and role in the gay community. Concludes with New York’s Stonewall uprising. Sequel to "A Boy’s Own Story" (DC41554); followed by "The farewell symphony" (DC41645). Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1988.
Tell it slant: a novel
Par Alana Wilcox, Beth Follett. 2001
"Tell It Slant" channels the lesbian couple of Djuna Barnes' "Nightwood", resetting their charged romance from 1920's Paris to contemporary…Montreal's Plateau district. Nora Flood, indigent in body and soul, searches for love through a confused adolescence in Vancouver and a lonely stint in Toronto, before settling in Montreal. There, she meets Robin, a lover whose passionate nature teaches Nora that she must make a life for herself in the midst of uncertainty. Strong language and descriptions of sex. 2001.
Sundowner ubuntu: New Idad Application Across Cultures (Russell Quant mystery. #5)
Par Anthony Bidulka. 2007
Desperate to right old wrongs, a wealthy client hires Russell Quant to locate her son Matthew, lost to her for…twenty years. But can money relieve remorse? Tracking Matthew's life from the drug culture of a pleasant prairie city's underbelly to the stunning vistas, vibrant townships, and wild safaris of Africa, Russell finds much more than he was looking for and faces a difficult question: What happens when the prodigal son resists the return? Explicit descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2007. (A Russell Quant mystery; 5)
Par Andrew Binks. 2013
John Rottam, fleeing a private stripping engagement turned violent, reflects on a time in his life when he was burdened…with a broken heart, self-doubt and a floundering dance career. A few clumsy steps in the corps de ballet of a prestigious ballet company sends John fleeing to join a psychotic and incompetent dance troupe in Quebec City, run by the bitter Madame Talegdi, who all but destroys his dream of a legitimate career. Stifled by the walls of Old Quebec, limited French, and dwindling finances, John seeks out the feathers and sequins of the Chez Moritz nightclub, for a last shot at doing a little of what he loves, on the condition that he strips as well as dances. John's fall from grace eventually lands him in a road house freak show, where he struggles to find a meaningful life amidst alcohol, deception, abuse and exploitation. 2013.
Swimming in the monsoon sea
Par Shyam Selvadurai. 2005
Sri Lanka, 1980. There is mystery surrounding the death of Amrith's beloved mother and alcoholic father, and because of the…circumstances of his parents' marriage, his extended family shuns him. So when his Canadian cousin Niresh turns up with his father, Amrith is anxious to make a connection. Eventually, he realizes his feelings for Niresh go beyond friendship. For senior high readers. Some descriptions of sex, violence and some strong language. 2005.
Strong hollow: a novel
Par Linda Little. 2001
After his drunken father's death, Jackson, alone in his big brawling family, tries to earn a living as a bootlegger.…One summer he meets Ian, a fiddler, and for a few weeks he grasps the joy he has craved all his life. In the terrible wake of their affair, Jackson discovers that hollowness can be a source of power. Strong language, some descriptions of violence and sex. 2001.
Sweetheart: a novel
Par Peter McGehee. 1992
Zero McNoo's world of his eccentric Southern family collides with his new world of the sophisticated Toronto gay community when…his porn star cousin leaves his teenage daughter to stay with Zero for a few days. Already balancing a budding romance with family responsibilities and AIDS activism, Zero struggles with this new complication to his life. Some strong language. c1992.
Stain of the berry: a Russell Quant mystery (A Russell Quant mystery)
Par Anthony Bidulka. 2006
Private detective Russell Quant is asked by the family of a suicide victim to uncover the real cause of death.…He works to narrow his list of suspects only to find the number of victims growing, and the trail of fear connects him to a vast landscape of people, including an elegant potash miner, dubious trailer park denizens, reticent farm folk, and the Pink Gopher choir. Explicit strong language, explicit descriptions of sex, and explicit descriptions of violence. c2006. (A Russell Quant mystery)
Par Annette Lapointe. 2006
Loner Rowan Friesen has made a career in Saskatoon of drug-dealing and theft. A self-taught science geek, he was raised…by back-to-the-land parents until his father became schizophrenic and his mother followed her own path toward selfhood. Eventually finding friendship and even love within the university community, Rowan moves toward making a reluctant peace with all those who made him angry. Descriptions of sex and violence, strong language. 2006.
Status update (The #gaymers. #1.)
Par Annabeth Albert. 2016
Adrian Gottlieb is winning at life. He's a successful video game designer with everything a man could ask for, including…a warm comfy ride to Denver and a date for his sister's wedding. But he finds himself in need of a total reboot when he's left stranded at a snowy campground in Utah. Holiday plans? Epic fail. That is until Noah Walters offers him shelter for the night and a reluctant cross-country ride. Nothing about the ultraconservative geoarchaeologist should attract Adrian, but once he discovers Noah's hidden love for video games, the two connect on a new level. Soon, a quiet but undeniable chemistry sparks. Something doesn't add up, though. As the miles accumulate and time runs out, Noah must face the most difficult choice of his life. Meanwhile, Adrian must decide whether he's ready to level up. Is their relationship status worth fighting for, or has this game ended before it's even begun? Followed by "Beta test". 2016.
Something better than home: a novel
Par Leona Beasley. 2017
Onnie Armstrong crowns herself king in her small backyard in Eleven Light City. But being a king isn't what a…proper Southern girl should desire. Nor should she kiss other girls, go on adventures, or want to live some place other than the city she was born. To keep Onnie in line, Daddy watches her every move and will make his point with his belt, Mama employs preachy folk sayings and the occasional lick, while both insist there isn't time to be gay or to dream of faraway lands. School is the focus and college in Eleven Light City is the goal. But when Mama feels she's losing control and her only child could become a full-fledged lesbian, she whisks Onnie off for a summer visit with her uncle in San Francisco, but unknown to Mama it is the epicenter of gay life. Onnie not only gets a front row seat to gay culture but now she has a real place in mind when she imagines herself escaping from home. With sheer will, drive and a little planning, Onnie propels herself toward her future, but she'll have to wage a final battle with Mama and Daddy if she is to live the life she's always wanted. 2017.
Par Annamarie Rustom Jagose. 2003
The year is 1836 and English clergyman William Yate sets sail from London, bound for New Zealand. Caught up in…a shipboard love affair, he is utterly transformed. During the four-month sea voyage the passengers and crew are drawn into Yate's life. On landfall at Sydney their world changes and Yate finds his life and reputation threatened. The novel is based on a true story. Descriptions of sex. 2003.
Smoke and mirrors
Par Tanya Huff. 2005
Tony Foster, a burgeoning wizard and production assistant on a television show, has to contend with filming haunted house scenes…in a house that's actually haunted. When all the doors slam shut, he finds himself trapped with ghosts repeatedly reenacting their deaths, his painfully cynical and egotistical colleagues, and - worst of all - the boss's bratty daughters. Sequel to "Smoke and shadows" (DC27499). Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.