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The lost language of cranes

Author
Publisher
New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005. (GAY LESBIAN 04/05)
Description
p. cm.
Call #
FIC
Subjects
ISBN #
9781582345734

 

ID #
943752

 

Availability

LocationCall NumberItem TypeVolumeBarcodesort iconStatus
Central Adult Fiction- Ask at DeskFICAdult Hard Cover0228533198583Available
Jackson HeightsFICAdult Trade Paperback0228514393468Due 4-22-2014
Central Adult Fiction- Ask at DeskFICAdult Trade Paperback0228443942468Due 5-6-2014

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  David Leavitt's extraordinary first novel, now reissued in paperback, is a seminal work about family, sexual identity, home, and loss. 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, 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 crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to this family is Philip's father's own struggle with his latent homosexuality, realized only in his Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip's admission to his parents and his father's hidden life provoke changes that forever alter the landscape of their worlds.

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