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Enchanted Youth

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
It's 1958, and fifteen-year-old Richie runs away from his Liverpool home and heads for London. He discovers a world of rent boys preyed on by criminal gangs yet giving each other comfort and support; the excitement of Soho in the rock'n'roll years; and love for an upper-class boy his own age. When his parents banish their son to Singapore, Richie joins the merchant navy an ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Gay Men's Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Carlos
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me ha gustado mucho. Muy duro y dulce a la vez.
Edmund Marlowe
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The danger and allure of prostitution for boys

Described as the author's "journey from prostitution to love", this memoir continues the story of Richie McMullen, recounted in Enchanted Boy, from the moment in November 1958, just after his fifteenth birthday, when he boarded a train in his native Liverpool in order to seek his fortune as a rent boy in London's Piccadilly Circus.

Enchanted Boy was good, but this is much better, Richie clearly having found his wings as a writer. There is more humour
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Douglas
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody
Richie! un joven chapero, nos enseña la vida desde otro punto de vista, donde haces lo que se deba para sobrevivir, nos hace abrir los ojos sobre una realidad que aunque la mayoría preferiría ignorar esta allí, creciendo cada día...
Un joven que abandona su hogar por no seguir sufriendo los ataques de su violento padre y emprende su viaje a Inglaterra con nada mas que su boleto de tren... en inglaterra conoce el mundo de los chaperos y entra en el, conoce a angel y al bufon y a un sin fin de chap
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Estcavi
Dec 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Un libro que me ha encantado, tiene unas frases absolutamente especiales, y aborda el tema de la prostitución de una manera cruda, sin tapujos.
El poeta como así lo llaman, sale de una familia desestructurada para adentrase en los fondos de la prostitucion, que conlleva demasiados peligros.

" la vida de un chapero es una obra multicolor, un tapiz, pero lamentablemente hay muchos tejedores, y solo un chico "
Muy recomendable

Jose Manuel (Josekopero)
Fascinante y muy recomendable. ❤ ...more
Douglas Echenique Zambrano
Richie! un joven chapero, nos enseña la vida desde otro punto de vista, donde haces lo que se deba para sobrevivir, nos hace abrir los ojos sobre una realidad que aunque la mayoría preferiría ignorar esta allí, creciendo cada día...
Un joven que abandona su hogar por no seguir sufriendo los ataques de su violento padre y emprende su viaje a Inglaterra con nada mas que su boleto de tren... en inglaterra conoce el mundo de los chaperos y entra en el, conoce a angel y al bufon y a un sin fin de cha
...more
Todd Young
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I liked this sequel better than Enchanted Boy. Richie runs away from Liverpool, headed for Picadilly Circus, where he can make money as a rent boy. On the train he falls in love with an upper class boy, and the book is the story of Richie's attempts to find this boy again while working as a rent boy in London.

Very well-written and moving. Probably not easy to find.
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Es psicoterapeuta. En 1984 fundó Streetwise Youth Project, con base en Londres, siendo el primero en Gran Bretaña en ocuparse de las necesidades de los jóvenes ante la prostitución. En 1987 cofundó Survivors, el primer grupo de Gran Bretaña de ayuda a jóvenes violados. Ha publicado un ensayo donde aborda el espinoso tema de la violación, Male Rape: Breaking the Silence on the Last Taboo (GMP, 1990 ...more
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