The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket

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Alyson Publications, 1999 - Fiction - 276 pages
Eddie Socket left a small town in deepest New Jersey, suffocating and eccentric parents, a name (Wally Jeffers), the gay-baiting years of high school, and the secluded unreality of college and headed for the city of Big Dreams: Manhattan. In his Lambda Literary Award-winning debut novel, John Weir reveals how the heady promise of one decade was challenged by the unimaginable grief of the next, and how that earlier promise was preserved by bravery, compassion, and the healing power of humor.

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Eddie Socket, before his inevitable decline, is a hopeless romantic, relating everything that happens in his small world to some Golden-Age-of-Hollywood mold. He believes that one day, he will find a ... Read full review

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The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket a funny, heartwrenching, beautifully told story of a young gay man living in NYC during the 80s. John Weir's portrayal of Eddie and those around him is pitch ... Read full review

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