Nights in Aruba

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New American Library, 1984 - Fiction - 240 pages
24 Reviews
With the publication of "Dancer from the Dance, " one of the most critically acclaimed gay novels since Stonewall, Andrew Holleran reached the forefront of the American literacy scene and gained international fame. His eagerly anticipated second novel, "Nights in Aruba, " confirms Holleran's place as one of America's most exciting writers. At the center of this groundbreaking novel is Paul, an uneasy commuter between two parallel lives: one as the dutiful son of aging, upper-middle-class parents, the other as a gay man plunged deliriously into the world of bars, baths, and one-night stands. Told with wry humour and subtle lyricism, Holleran's classic novel of love shared and love concealed is the stuff of tragedy, of comedy - in fact, of life itself.

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Review: Nights in Aruba

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

I once called Holleran's Dancer from the Dance my "book soul-mate," and I still feel that way. I've since read three other books of his (including this) and his story collection, In September, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen O'Nan - Goodreads

I especially liked the parts about his childhood in Aruba as well as his initial realization that he is gay. How hard that time is! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1984)

Andrew Holleran is the author of Dancer from the Dance, Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men, and a collection of essays, Ground Zero (all available from Plume). He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

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