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Dancer from the Dance
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Dancer from the Dance (Paperback)

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALAN HOLLINGHURST



'Astonishingly beautiful... The best gay novel written by anyone of our generation' Harpers



'A life changing read for me. Describes a New York that has completely disappeared and for which I longed - stuck in closed-on-Sunday's London' Rupert Everett



Young, divinely beautiful and tired of living a lie, Anthony Malone trades life as a seemingly straight, small town lawyer for the disco-lit decadence of New York's 1970's gay scene. Joining an unbridled world of dance parties, saunas, deserted parks and orgies - at its centre Malone befriends the flamboyant queen, Sutherland, who takes this new arrival under his preened wing.



But for Malone, the endless city nights and Fire Island days, are close to burning out. It is love that Malone is longing for, and soon he will have to set himself free.



First published in 1978, Dancer from the Dance is widely considered the greatest, most exciting novel of the post-Stonewall generation. Told with wit, eroticism and unashamed lyricism, it remains a heart-breaking love letter to New York's hedonistic past, and a testament to the brilliance of our passions as they burn brightest.

Fiction & PoetryClassic fiction pre 1945Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 06/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9781529110760  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Andrew Holleran was born in Aruba in 1943. After attending Harvard and dropping out of law school he moved to New York City where, after ten years, he wrote his first novel Dancer from the Dance in 1978. Holleran is the author of three other novels, Nights in Aruba, The Beauty of Men and Grief, and one collection of short stories, In September, the Light Changes. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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Seductive, celebratory and elegiac, Dancer from the Dance is a love letter, occasionally ambivalent but always tender, to the freewheeling queer scene of 1970s New York City. Originally published in 1978, the novel's two leads, Sutherland and Malone, have been hypnotising readers for several decades now and look set to draw in even more with this welcome reissue. A riot of sex, the book is, nonetheless, about the longing for love and companionship. Indeed, longing is one of the novel's key notes - longing for a body glimpsed in a club or sauna, for a city and a scene, for friendship, community and freedom. It broke ground in the 70s and has lost none of its power.

Gary, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 28/06/2019

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