Young Man from the Provinces: A Gay Life Before Stonewall

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Avon Books, Feb 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Helms vividly brings to life the time just before Stonewall and the Gay Liberations Movement in this poignant, insightful, often humorous remembrance of his journey from a midwestern adolescence to a self-absorbed life as a male model in New York and Europe in the 1960s, ending with his self-acceptance as a gay man in a homophobic society.

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Even if you don't recognize Helms as the epitome of New York's and Europe's golden "boymen" during the late 1950s and 1960s, you will appreciate his poignant, picaresque memoir, which vividly captures ... Read full review


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Alan Helms is professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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