Jack Holmes and His Friend

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A&C Black, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Jack Holmes is suffering from unrequited love. It doesn't look as if there will ever be anyone else he falls for: the other men he takes to bed never stay for long.

Jack's friend Will Wright comes from old stock, has aspirations to be a writer and, like Jack, works on the Northern Review. Jack will introduce Will to the beautiful, brittle young woman he will marry, but is discreet about his own adventures in love - for this is sixties New York, literary and intense, before gay liberation; a concoction of old society, bohemians rich and poor, sleek European immigrants and transplanted Midwesterners. Against this charged backdrop, the different lives of Jack and Will intertwine, and as their loves come and go, they will always be, at the very least, friends.
 

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User Review  - yooperprof - LibraryThing

This book was given to me so I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it. It's my first Edmund White novel and makes me disinclined to read another. The novel depicts a friendship between two American men ... Read full review

JACK HOLMES AND HIS FRIEND

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Top-flight novelist White (City Boy, 2009, etc.) returns with a bittersweet story of the love that dared not speak its name until about the winter of 1963. The chronology is a little fuzzy, but the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
20
Section 3
35
Section 4
47
Section 5
60
Section 6
94
Section 7
175
Section 8
181
Section 11
229
Section 12
271
Section 13
317
Section 14
329
Section 15
348
Section 16
371
Section 17
383
Section 18
391

Section 9
207
Section 10
218

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About the author (2012)

An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books including the autobiographical A Boy's Own Story; The Flâneur; a biography of the poet Arthur Rimbaud; Hotel de Dream, a novel; and two memoirs My Lives and City Boy. Edmund White lives in New York City and teaches writing at Princeton University. He is an Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and a recipient of the Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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