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Gene is a successful woodworker in New York with two passions in his life. One is sailing, from the abandoned islands dotting Long Island Sound to the fathomless depths of the Caribbean. His other passion is Kevin--the young man who was friend, sailing buddy, and lover. Deep Water: A Sailor's Passage is the compelling memoir of a modern-day gay sailor and his seafaring ...more
Paperback, 213 pages
Published January 12th 2005 by Haworth Press
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Alan
Apr 11, 2010 Alan rated it it was amazing
Book Review: Deep Water, A Sailor’s Passage by E. M. Kahn

Reviewed by Alan Chin
Published by Harrington Park Press
242 pages

Gene lives and works in Manhattan, but he spends much of his free time sailing the waterways in and around that metropolis, from New York harbor, to Long Island Sound, to Martha’s Vineyard. He hires a woodworker, Kevin, to work in his shop, and the two soon become lovers. Kevin is a decade younger, a handsome blond, and emotionally needy. Gene considers himself lucky, and comm
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Deep Water is a memoir, a love story and an adventure. When Gene Kahn is in his thirties, a successful New York carpenter and an avid sailor, he takes on in his workshop Kevin, some ten years his junior, a tall, slender, fair haired handsome boy of Danish descent. The relationship soon changes from employer/employee to that of lovers, a relationship that will last some thirteen years 'til Kevin's early death.

Gene Kahn provides a touching record of their growing love, and the years of devotion th
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