Dancer from the Dance: A Novel

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Harper Collins, Dec 18, 2001 - Fiction - 256 pages
140 Reviews

One of the most important works of gay literature, this haunting, brilliant novel is a seriocomic remembrance of things past -- and still poignantly present. It depicts the adventures of Malone, a beautiful young man searching for love amid New York's emerging gay scene. From Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hours discos to Fire Island's deserted parks and lavish orgies, Malone looks high and low for meaningful companionship. The person he finds is Sutherland, a campy quintessential queen -- and one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction. Hilarious, witty, and ultimately heartbreaking, Dancer from the Dance is truthful, provocative, outrageous fiction told in a voice as close to laughter as to tears.

  

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The writing is unique and effective. - Goodreads
It was hard to read at times. - Goodreads
I was quite moved by the ending, subtle as it was. - Goodreads
A must-read introduction to Fire Island. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Royi G - Goodreads

Devastated me and gave me life. Broke my heart and filled it with joy. Read full review

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User Review  - Amelia - Goodreads

Beautifully and raw glimpse of the NYC gay scene in the 70's. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
14
Section 4
16
Section 5
23
Section 6
37
Section 7
58
Section 8
79
Section 9
123
Section 10
159
Section 11
173
Section 12
206
Section 13
239
Section 14
248
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About the author (2001)

Andrew Holleran, a Harvard graduate, is a well-known journalist and frequent contributor to major gay publications. Dancer from the Dance, his first novel, was originally published in 1978 to great critical acclaim. He is also the author of Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men, Ground Zero, In the Mirror of Men's Eyes, and In September, the Light Changes.

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