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Springtime 1962, The Lawson YMCA

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A diary is found in a secondhand bookstore. The narrator opens the dusty cover and discovers that the book is the intimate diary of a man named David. Reading the entries, the narrator is quickly drawn into a passionate gay intergenerational love story of two retail workers in Chicago during the spring of 1962. In his mid 40s, David has worked at a large downtown ...more
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Published September 17th 2014 by Wilde City Press

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Joyfully Jay
Oct 07, 2014 Joyfully Jay rated it really liked it
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This is a bit of a different approach to a story. We meet the narrator, who is never identified, and the current year is not known either. The narrator begins reading the diary and we are thrust inside of Joseph’s head and intimate thoughts as we are in his diary. He lives a quiet life working at a job he has had for years. His only real source of companionship is what he finds in the steam room at the YMCA and the balcony seats at the movie theater. Since it’s his
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