Song of the Loon

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 9, 2010 - Fiction - 344 pages
Published well ahead of its time, in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, Song of the Loon is a lusty gay frontier romance that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver, a 19th-century outdoorsman, and his travels through the American wilderness, where he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom and homosexual encounters. The most popular erotic gay book of the 1960s, Song of the Loon was the inspiration for two sequels, a 1970 film of the same name, at least one porn movie, and a parody novel. Unique among pulp novels of the time, the gay characters in Song of the Loon are strong and romantically drawn, traits which have earned the book a place in the canon of gay American literature.

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What an adventure this was!! I feel like I need to justify myself by saying that I'm an English grad student and read this novel for a scholarly paper on pulp fiction but wow. There are so many ... Read full review

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Ephraim MacIver is escaping his one time lover, following the course a wise man has advised him – a course to discover himself - when he encounters an Indian Singing Heron. Singing Heron already knows ... Read full review

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