Winter's Light: Reflections of a Yankee Queer

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UPNE, Feb 1, 1997 - Social Science - 175 pages
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In these stirring autobiographical essays and social commentaries, a prolific writer and gay rights pioneer--whose voice was stilled by AIDS in 1994--tells of the search for a place to belong. Preston's voice is as brave, honest, and clear-sighted as ever, which makes us miss it all the more sorely.--Anne Rice.
  

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Preston, a prolific writer and editor of fiction, nonfiction, and erotica moved to Portland, Maine, in 1979, where he frequently wrote about the challenges of expressing his gay identity in his native ... Read full review

Contents

The Importance of Telling Our Stories
3
Medfield Massachusetts
10
Lifes Good Here
20
The Men of Maine
31
Letters from Maine
57
Trouble in Paradise
64
A Question of Survival
70
A Murder in Maine
74
In Residence at the AIDS Project
103
AIDS Writing
109
A Woman of a Certain Age
115
Living with AIDS 1992
125
World AIDS Day Speech 1993
134
A New England Chorus
140
Winter Writing
148
Down East
165

Charlies Day
81
Christmas 1983
88
The Complete Works of John Preston
173
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An editor of the Advocate, John Preston published 42 books, including Franny, the Queen of Provincetown (1995) and the anthologies A Member of the Family (1992) and Hometown (1991). Michael Lowenthal, author of the novel The Same Embrace, is a Massachusetts-based writer whose work appears in many books, including two he co-edited with John Preston, Friends and Lovers and Flesh and the Word 3.

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