Desmond: a novel of love and the modern vampire

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Alyson Books, 1998 - Fiction - 331 pages
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In this haunting first novel, Ulysses G. Dietz explores a dark world of men who are condemned to outlive their friends and lovers, men who never age, men who search throughout time for love and acceptance but more often find rejection, isolation, and, ultimately, tragedy: the world of vampires. Nothing unsettling has happened to Desmond Beckwith in hundreds of years. And then suddenly he falls in love with a 24-year-old man and must struggle with whether to come out to his lover as being one of the undead. This welcome addition to the canon of vampire literature will leave readers with little doubt that there are indeed vampires living -- and loving -- among us.

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Review: Desmond: A Novel about Love and the Modern Vampire (Desmond #1)

User Review  - David Rollins - Goodreads

Desmond. I am enthralled Mr. Dietz's storytelling style and by Desmond's loving kindness toward others. The absence of graphic sexual behavior made the characters even more endearing. I plan to devour Desmond's next story as soon as I save this update. Read full review

Review: Desmond: A Novel about Love and the Modern Vampire (Desmond #1)

User Review  - Chuck - Goodreads

The previous couple of centuries have given us their versions of The Compleat Vampire: In the 19th Century, there's a choice between Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula. The ... Read full review


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