A Brother's Touch

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iUniverse, 2002 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Cautionary Tale

Angus had lost track of his younger brother through the years. He'd been too busy trying to clear the jungles of Vietnam out of his brain. And now Earl is dead, his body found on the Manhattan waterfront, in one of the West Village's notorious gay cruising areas.

Recent photos of Earl before he died show a sweet, laughing face, surrounded by the feathery blond curls of a cherub. His diary reveals a life on the street, a needle in his arm, his body wracked with drugs paid for by men wanting love in return.

Angus's grim journey into his brother's brief life leads him to a dark corner of society he never knew existed, and the dark corners of his own soul he wishes he could forget.

When originally published, A Brother's Touch was lauded and condemned. Now 20 years after its first printing, this timeless story is more vital and readable than ever.

 

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