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The Night Listener by Armistead Maupin
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Jan 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: 2010
Read in January, 2010

Wow - what a book. I loved this.
It wasn't the story I thought it woudl be initaially - it was a better one.
And at the very end when i realised again that I hasd been worng - it was even better

The book tracks the relationship between Gabriel Noone, radio celeb and sort of writer, and Pete an abused and HIV positive 13 year old.
Or does it?

Other threads woven in are the relationship between Gabriel and Jess, his marriage partner but now living apart from him ex lover. Their relationship is complex and is, in some ways, reflected in the relationship between Gabriel and Pete.

And then their is the whole family re4lationship stuff too - Gabriel and his southern Pa who struggles with Gabriels homosexuality and public life.

Its just a wonderful book that will take you along with it until, before you have noticed, it is 3am and you are emerced in the story.

It really is a bejewelled elephant - one worth experiencing!

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message 1: by Tania (new)

Tania Kliphuis Have you read "A rock and a hard place" by Anthony Godby Johnson? If not, do when you're done with this one. They're interconnected in a very strange way. You can research it more on Wiki - very odd story.

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