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Trevor
A Novella
Written by James Lecesne


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Triangle Square
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-420-6 (1-60980-420-1)

Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year-old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Shunned by his friends, misunderstood by his parents, and harassed at school for being different, Trevor goes from wondering what color glitter... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Zami: A New Spelling of My Name
A Biomythography
Written by Geraldine Audre Lorde


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: January 1, 1982
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-122-0 (0-89594-122-8)

“ZAMI is a fast-moving chronicle. From the author’s vivid childhood memories in Harlem to her coming of age in the late 1950s, the nature of Audre Lorde’s work is cyclical. It especially relates the linkage of women who have shaped her . . . Lorde brings into play her craft of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Love Speaks Its Name
Gay and Lesbian Love Poems
Edited by J. D. McClatchy


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $13.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41170-0 (0-375-41170-4)

From Sappho to Shakespeareto Cole Porter—a marvelous and wide-ranging collection of classic gay and lesbian love poetry.

The poets represented here include Walt Whitman, Hart Crane, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca, Djuna Barnes, Constantine Cavafy, Elizabeth Bishop, W. H. Auden, and James Merrill. Their poems of love are among the most... Read more >

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Hazmat

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 6, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70991-3 (0-375-70991-6)

HAZMAT, meaning “hazardous material,” is an abbreviation familiar from signs at the entrances to long dark tunnels or on the sides of suspicious containers. Here, in a series of stunning poems, J. D. McClatchy examines the first hazmat we all encounter: our own bodies. The virtuosic “Tattoos” meditates on why we... Read more >

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Ten Commandments

Written by J.D. McClatchy


Format: Trade Paperback, 120 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: December 21, 1999
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70134-4 (0-375-70134-6)

Ten Commandments is a book-length sequence of poems that plot the rules we were raised on, rules we forget but can't evade. Here is the whole underworld of desire, its tasks and perversions. Here are the iron laws and the way the heart is shaped by them, even as it prefers... Read more >

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Last Words from Montmartre

Written by Qiu Miaojin
Afterword by Ari Larissa Heinrich
Translated by Ari Larissa Heinrich


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-725-9 (1-59017-725-8)

When the pioneering Taiwanese novelist Qiu Miaojin committed suicide in 1995 at age twenty-six, she left behind her unpublished masterpiece, Last Words from Montmartre. Unfolding through a series of letters written by an unnamed narrator, Last Words tells the story of a passionate relationship between two young women—their sexual awakening, their... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Tricky Part
A boy's story of sexual trespass, a man's journey to forgiveness
Written by Martin Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 11, 2006
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27653-7 (0-307-27653-8)

Raised in a loving Catholic family in Denver, Martin Moran was a star student who imagined that he’d one day become a U.S. senator. When he was twelve years old, a camp counselor seduced him, initiating a sexual relationship that would last three years–and haunt Moran’s life for decades. He discovered... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pure Lover
A Memoir of Grief
Written by David Plante


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0620-7 (0-8070-0620-3)

The Pure Lover is David Plante’s elegy to his beloved Nikos Stangos, their forty-year life together, and its tragic end. Written in vivid fragments that, like the pieces of a mosaic, come together into a glimmering whole, it shows us both the wild nature of grief and the intimate conversation that... Read more >

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The Best Little Boy in the World

Written by Andrew Tobias and John Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 11, 1993
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-38176-7 (0-345-38176-9)

"The quality of this book is fantastic because it comes of equal parts honesty and logic and humor. It is far from being the story of a gay crusader, nor is it the story of a closet queen. It is the story of a normal boy growing into maturity without managing... Read more >
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The City and the Pillar
A Novel
Written by Gore Vidal


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3037-8 (1-4000-3037-4)

A literary cause célèbre when first published more than fifty years ago, Gore Vidal’s now-classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experience.

Jim, a handsome, all-American athlete, has always been shy around girls. But when he and his best friend, Bob, partake in “awful kid... Read more >

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The Pilgrim Hawk
A Love Story
Written by Glenway Wescott
Introduction by Michael Cunningham


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-59017-457-9 (1-59017-457-7)

This powerful short novel describes the events of a single afternoon. Alwyn Towers, an American expatriate and sometime novelist, is staying with a friend outside of Paris, when a well-heeled, itinerant Irish couple drops in–with Lucy, their trained hawk, a restless, sullen, disturbingly totemic presence. Lunch is prepared, drink flows. A... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Beautiful Room Is Empty
A Novel
Written by Edmund White


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75540-1 (0-679-75540-3)

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty, but insatiable stirrings... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Caracole

Written by Edmund White


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 28, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76416-8 (0-679-76416-X)

In French caracole means "prancing"; in English, "caper." Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure. In Caracole, White invents an entire world where country gentry languish in decaying mansions and foppish intellectuals exchange lovers and gossip in an occupied city that resembles both Paris under the Nazis and 1980s New... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Forgetting Elena
A Novel
Written by Edmund White


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 1994
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75573-9 (0-679-75573-X)

Combining glittering wit, an atmosphere dense in social paranoia, and a breathtaking elegance and precision of language, White's first novel suggests a hilarious apotheosis of the comedy of manners. For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything. Or so it seems to White's excruciatingly self-conscious... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Married Man
A Novel
Written by Edmund White


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78144-8 (0-679-78144-7)

In Edmund White’s most moving novel yet, an American living in Paris finds his life transformed by an unexpected love affair.

Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman. In the beginning, the lovers’ only impediments are the comic clashes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Albino Album
A Novel
Written by Chavisa Woods


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-476-3 (1-60980-476-7)

Emerging author Chavisa Woods has been noted for capturing a “strange, troubling vision of domestic life in the rural U.S.” (Go Magazine). Here she presents a technicolored vision of rural adolescence, the story of a girl with an unpronounceable name–a fiery, unhinged, growling, big-hearted country girl in a dirty black tutu... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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