Bridgehampton NY, Bridge Works Publishing Co.: 1995
Seller ID: 665
Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj
[spine very slightly turned; one tiny tear in dj at bottom of spine]. A "Runyonesque" (it sez here) novel about a major league first baseman -- the only star player on a failing team -- who comes out as gay, whereupon the team's sleazy manager takes advantage of the situation by "outing" other closeted ballplayers and shaking up the "high-testosterone world of American baseball" by assembling the first all-gay team. View More...
New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1931
Seller ID: 22995
Condition: Near Fine in Good dj
(price-clipped) [slight bumping and light wear to spine ends, otherwise a solid unblemished book; jacket a little tattered, with paper loss at outer corners of front panel and surrounding both ends of spine, general soiling, browning to spine, horizontal tear/split in middle of spine (with a teensy bit of paper loss)]. This novel, the author's first, written when he was just twenty-four, earned a place in Anthony Slide's reference guide "Lost Gay Novels," but in this case "hidden" might be more appropriate than "lost." Even Slide himself admits that the book's gay cha... View More...
[nice tight copy, no discernible wear, just the tiniest bit of soiling to bottom edge]. Trade PB "The period is 1935 to 1938, the location Dallas, the star a young boy named William Carfax who -- long before he discovers his sexuality -- discovers his drug of choice, the movies. Real life pales by comparison." View More...
London/New York, John Calder Ltd/Riverrun Pr.: 1980
Seller ID: 3785
Condition: Near Fine
[mild edgewear]. Trade PB "Strippers and Go-Go girls warm up the audience and straights and gays find Melody's bar a good place to pass an hour or make a pick-up. And then Melody Jones himself, his shrivelled arm partly disguised in a sequined tuxedo, brings real artistry to his songs and is often compared to Barbara Streisand by his fans. It is through their eyes and those of the barman, the pianist and other members of staff and clientele, that the romance and passion of Melody and a young married man is observed and followed to its inevitable climax. Melody's own sequined world of sma... View More...
[some foxing/soiling to page edges, spine slightly turned; jacket heavily edgeworn, several small chips and tears]. Early gay fiction, a novel exploring "the inner thought processes of a youth, Gaylord Le Claire, who finds himself developing into a homosexual. As we first meet Gaylord, he doesn't realize why he is unlike anyone else he knows; why he has longings to be near a high-school friend, Bob Blake; why he wishes he were a girl. His unhappiness is intensified by the cruelty of his school friends, who realize before he does what he is and what it means." It takes a trip to New ... View More...