The Beauty of Men: A Novel

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Morrow, 1996 - Fiction - 272 pages
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"With the Beauty of Men comes Holleran's third novel, a brilliant, passionate, lyrical story of a man ashamed to be mourning the loss of his own youth as so many around him die young. Andrew Holleran follows Lark, the main character, on a series of trips to a Florida nursing home to care for his mother and on excursions to a local boat ramp, the gym, and the baths - all the while introducing a remarkable cast of characters both in the present and in Lark's memory of his life in Manhattan." "A universal tale of loneliness, aging, and the obsessive desires of the human heart, The Beauty of Men is both moving and full of dark humor, bleak but erotic."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Bembo - LibraryThing

Lark is in his late forties, a single gay man he left New York in the 1980s to care for his ailing mother in north Florida. In New York he had an active social life clubbing with his friends, but now ... Read full review

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The Beauty of Men by Andrew Holleran contains some of the best writing I've read in a while. He takes the reader into the lives and psyches of his characters with an empathetic touch bringing them to ... Read full review


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About the author (1996)

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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