Forth into Light: A Novel (Peter & Charlie Trilogy)
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Forth into Light: A Novel (Peter & Charlie Trilogy #3)

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It began with Peter. Then there was Charlie. Along came Martha. Now in the final chapter of the monumental love story about two men who could pass for Greek gods, steps Jeff, an exquisite young man who brings searing passion--and intrigue--to the lush Greek isle on which they all live.
Paperback, 279 pages
Published October 1st 1996 by Alyson Books (first published 1974)
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Less fun than the first two . . . the misogyny and racism get harder to ignore.
Suzanne Stroh
The weakest of the three books about midcentury American lovers Peter and Charlie Mills-Martin, at least in terms of plot and character development, this one is the most interesting in other ways. Merrick was heading in a great direction, and you get the sense that had he lived, there would have been more Titans to come.

Still, if you liked the first two books (which I found hard to put down), you won't be able to resist finding out what happens to our boys. Set mainly in the Greek islands. Where...more
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Son of a stockbroker, Merrick studied French Literature at Princeton before becoming an actor on Broadway. Prior to WWII he landed a role in Kaufman & Hart's The Man Who Came to Dinner and even became Hart's lover for a time. Due to a hearing problem he had a draft deferrment but served in the O.S.S. rising to the rank of Captain for his service in France. His first novel, The Strumpet Wind (1...more
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