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Titre : The Lost Language of Cranes
Éditeur : New York, NY, U.S.A.: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, 1986
Date d'édition : 1986
Reliure : Soft Cover
Etat du livre : Fair
Signé : Signed by Author
Type de livre : Advanced Reading Copy (ARC)
Advance reading copy (uncorrected proof) in grey wraps. Signed on half-title page by author in dedication to original owner. Cover is worn, with slight tear at bottom of spine, and slightly soiled. Book has obviously been read well and often, but is still in quite good condition. N° de réf. du libraire 2819G
Synopsis : Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip Benjamin, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own problems: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to the family is Philip's father's own struggle with his suppressed homosexuality, realized only in Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip's revelation to his parents leads his father to a point of crisis and provokes changes that forever alter the landscape of the family's lives.
Synopsis: A remarkable first novel about a complex family and a marriage suddenly imperiled by the revelation of long-kept secrets; a son's discovery of his own homosexuality, a father's longing to be able to live like his son, and a mother's despair.
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