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3.11  ·  Rating Details  ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The open road has long been at the heart of the American spirit. From Alexis de Tocqueville to Jack Kerouac and William Least Heat Moon, writers in search of America have taken to the road. Journalist and gay activist Darrell Yates Rist is just such a pioneer, and Heartlands records his unique journey of exploration, a quest for the real gay America beyond the stereotypes ...more
Hardcover, 485 pages
Published November 1st 1992 by Dutton Books (first published 1992)
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Adam Dunn
Aug 19, 2014 Adam Dunn rated it did not like it
Shelves: glbt
I got to page 100, then stopped.
The challenge of a project like this is putting it together in some meaningful way. In the first 100 pages we met I think three men, the rest was rambling and driving and really more rambling. Some of the sentences didn't make sense:
"Never had I visited San Francisco that I didn't leave feeling I'd been to no place real."
Triple negative. Smart.
The value of something like this is a document of what life was like at that time, but so much of the book is timeless ram
Apr 14, 2014 John rated it really liked it
Shelves: gay, non-fiction
Sadly long out of print, Heartlands is a compelling portrait of gay America outside the coastal cities as it was in the late 1980s. It's a travelogue which a provides an intimate, affectionate view of the people Rist encountered in places where, at the time, being gay was regarded as nearly impossible.
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