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Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction

3.24  ·  Rating details ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Lambda Literary Award-winning editor Richard Canning brings together all new work by Edmund White, Dale Peck, James McCourt, Andrew Holleran, and others.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 17th 2007 by Running Press
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Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Frederick
Jul 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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I've only read the introduction and the first story, which is by Andrew Holleran.

But I don't think I'll change the number of stars if I read the rest of the stories. I want readers to know that Andrew Holleran's story is as good as anything he's written. It's something of a send-up of "Death In Venice," but it's also sort of a tribute to Paul Bowles. This is incredible writing full of keen observations.

Richard Canning's introduction is very interesting in itself. While this is a collection of br
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Jack
Dec 19, 2010 rated it liked it
As with any anthology, the quality varies. But most of these are sharply observed facets of modern gay life, many of them with unusual and specific subjects. They're not all educated urban gay adventurers living in Chelsea and San Francisco.

In one, a man longs (and lusts) for an underage boy, and waits balefully until the lad reaches his legal maturity - only to find that their moment of true connection seems to have passed. A man and woman, roommates and friends who are sort-of fuck buddies, a
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Lawrence
Jan 14, 2008 rated it liked it
Too many of these pieces are excerpts from larger works and so they don't really work as complete stories. Some just go on and on and don't seem to have a point; they just end. What is James McCourt talking about anyway? It's code for opera buffs that I neither understand nor care about. Truthfully, none of the pieces grab my interest enough to make me want to pick up the larger work to read. If this is the best in new gay fiction, then gay fiction is dead. The few pieces that are memorable and ...more
Ted
Jul 12, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: gay-fiction
Some of these stories are great. Others are rather peculiar.
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Not as good as the follow up anthology, "Between Men 2". Skip this one and go straight to #2.
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