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Book Title: The Handsomest Man in the World|
The author of the book: David Leddick
ISBN 13: 9781560234586
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 23.28 MB
Edition: Haworth Press
Date of issue: June 28th 2004
Read full description of the books The Handsomest Man in the World:". . . a love that had no place in those suburban homes and shiny cars and kitchen appliances."
In the shadow of the 1954 hydrogen bomb tests on the Bikini atoll, two sailors begin a tender, passionate affair. Fred is a tall, blond enlisted man; William is his superior officer, and the love affair that blazes between them will carry them halfway around the world: to San Francisco, Manhattan, Fire Island, and Washington, DC.
The lovers learn, with fumbling hands and lips, how to satisfy one another, but the erotic heat of their sexual explorations is matched by the tension of their dangerous situation. Can their forbidden love withstand the relentless hostility of the Eisenhower years?
On the second night of endless talk he got up from his bed and came to lie across the foot of mine. I was nervous. Cold from nervousness. Cold from fear that some man was finally going to love me. Cold from fear of saying good-bye to a world that was entirely romantic fantasy and boyish sexual experimentation.
Fred pulled himself up beside me and took me in his arms. Very slowly our faces met. . . .
Vividly evoking the mood of a vanished era, this tender love story shows a side of the 1950s that few readers have ever seen. You'll never forget this witty, honest portrait of gay life in pre-Stonewall America.
Read information about the authorDavid Leddick is the author of several novels as well as several highly-regarded art photography books. His novels include "My Worst Date," "Never Eat In," "The Sex Squad," "The Handsomest Man in the World," and his art compilations include "The Male Nude", "Secrets of the Chorus" which was mounted in a concert production in 2003 and is at work on two other musicals. Leddick was formerly worldwide creative director for L'Oreal and Revlon. He divides his time among homes in Miami Beach, Paris and Montevideo.
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