Nights in Aruba

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Penguin Books USA Incorporated, 1984 - Fiction - 240 pages
9 Reviews
With the publication of "Dancer from the Dance, " one of the most critically acclaimed gay novels since Stonewall, Andrew Holleran reached the forefront of the American literacy scene and gained international fame. His eagerly anticipated second novel, "Nights in Aruba, " confirms Holleran's place as one of America's most exciting writers. At the center of this groundbreaking novel is Paul, an uneasy commuter between two parallel lives: one as the dutiful son of aging, upper-middle-class parents, the other as a gay man plunged deliriously into the world of bars, baths, and one-night stands. Told with wry humour and subtle lyricism, Holleran's classic novel of love shared and love concealed is the stuff of tragedy, of comedy - in fact, of life itself.

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User Review  - Peter Lee - Goodreads

I was liking it for a good while but then it became a slog for me as Paul kept rendering all his experiences as bad and depressing; his NYC life, his searching for love, his best friend's company, his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Not Holleran's best, but still a very enjoyable read. It reads very autobiographical. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
15
Section 3
16
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About the author (1984)

Andrew Holleran, a Harvard graduate, is a well-known journalist and frequent contributor to major gay publications. "Dancer from the Dance, " his first novel, was originally published in 1978 to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of "Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men, Ground Zero, In the Mirror of Men's Eyes, " and "In September, the Light Changes.

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