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The Last of the Wine by Mary Renault
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Aug 24, 11

Read from March 21 to 25, 2005, read count: 1

Historical fiction from the end of the 5th century BCE, where the main character is fictional but living in Athens among actual people during actual events. I had read Renault's The Persian Boy in 1980, after it had been recommended to me when I was coming out of the closet. For me both were a stimulating mix of gay romance and detailed ancient history. This novel came to my attention from the seasonal reading list librarian Nancy Pearl compiled for the Summer of 2004.
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