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Life Drawing

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  12 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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From the plains of the Midwest to the close humidity of New Orleans to the crazy heat of Los Angeles, Michael Grumley's Life Drawing travels the course of love and its destruction, of the fragile balance of commitment and exploration.

Born in Iowa to the sounds of Bob and Bing Crosby and the Dorsey brothers, Mickey grows up to the comforting images of hi
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Hardcover, 1st Edition, 156 pages
Published September 1st 1991 by Grove Weidenfeld
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Apr 17, 2012 K.D. Absolutely rated it 2 of 5 stars
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I was reading and enjoying Alan Hollinghurst's The Stranger's Child when I bumped into this book at my favorite bookstore selling second-hand books. The introduction of Edmund White, whose "A Boy's Story" (1982) I read and liked, was just too beautiful to pass up on. He wrote: "Now the Ferro-Grumleys are buried together in a grave overlooking the Hudson." The Ferro-Grumleys was a gay couple, the author Michael Grumley and his lover Robert Ferro. This struck me as odd. Why? I've never met a gay c ...more
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Adolescent Michael McGinnis has grown up in the 1950s in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi in Iowa, leading a fairly normal life: a steady girl, working as a caddy in his school holidays, pursuing his interest in art. But he recognises his relationship with his girlfriend is lacking, then he meets a young guy who drives him to a disused quarry, and so he discovers his real self.
He then takes off, securing passage on a Mississippi barge heading for New Orleans, meets and falls in love
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Michael Grumley attended the University of Denver, the City College of New York and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, where he met novelist Robert Ferro. They lived together for many years and founded the writers' group The Violet Quill. Michael Grumley died of AIDS in 1988.
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