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Colton, James

Works: 8 works in 15 publications in 1 language and 112 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Erotic fiction  Gay fiction  Novels  Romance fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James Colton
Strange marriage by Joseph Hansen( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet Randy Hale, outwardly the popular young owner of Hale's Cafe in the village of Pepper Tree. But at twenty-four, Randy is already a long-time member of the homosexual world. This taut, frankly sensual novel begins with Randy's frantic search for a male lover to replace his beloved Corky who has left Randy for the more exciting "gay" life of a large city. Randy's search takes him down strange and dangerous pathways: a forbidden act in the washroom of a movie theater... daring sexual encounters with George Nelson, an older married man... nights of mental and emotional anguish. Then Randy's entire life is transformed by the new shape of passion he finds in the arms of vivacious, dominating Ruth Landers. Immeidately, Randy is intoxicated with Ruth's overwhelming response and shortly after their first ecstatic taste of love they are married. So desperate is Randy to prove that he can lead a "normal" life, he forces himself to ignore the facts that Ruth is eight years older than he is, a woman vitally concerned with forging ahead in her own career, and most of all, that she is utterly unaware of his active homosexual past. The brief return of Corky signals the beginning of the most severe test in Randy's life. His relationship with his wife becomes in every way, a Strange Marriage. How Randy meets this test and attempt to reconcile his love for Ruth with his active enjoyment of the fiery caresses of young, sensitive David Noyes are both recounted in brutally honest, unflinching detail. More than a searching probe into the secret homosexual life in a small town or the secrets of the married homosexual, Strange Marriage also takes the reader through a breathless series of nerve-rending suspense and adventure sequences. Driving emotions, fast-paced action, and vividly described sensuality make Strange Marriage one of the most vibrant and outspoken novels to appear in many years"--Dust jacket
Todd by James Colton( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Todd was white and Felix was black, and Felix's militant brother was determined that none of his family was ever going to be exploited by the whites, especially sexually. But that obstacle was insignificant compared to the age-old enemy that transcends race and time: the reappearance of a former lover, and the agonizing struggle between the present and the past. A passionate story, told with clear insight, of the confusions of the heart. The theme is homosexual, but the truths are universal"-Back cover
The outward side by Joseph Hansen( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Librarian arrested as homosexual: the headline shocked the small, prosperous town of Ocatillo. And Marc Lingard, the handsome, respected young minister, found that his own long-suppressed desires were welling uncontrollably to the surface, and that continued denial threated to shatter his life, his integrity, and his very soul. James Colton, author of six previous novels that probe the nature of homosexuality, here compellingly lays bare the sexual human-ness of a breed of men too often supposed to have none"--Back cover
Lost on twilight road by James Colton( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost on Twilight Road reflects on the early life of a boy whose primary aim was to live peacefully, disrupting nobody's chance of existence. But from the time that his mother sent a woman to their trailer to seduce him, he began to find that peaceful co-existence was a hard endeavor. His twilight path began shortly after Mildred had seduced him, the second seduction being by a boy near his own age. Having been jolted from his first foster home and called a "queer," he next lost another job because of his refusal to accept advances from a prominent business man. With any heart at all in your bosom, you can't help but feel a kindred sorrow for this boy, as well as some sort of a dislike for the people whose tolerance of the unfortunate goes no deeper than the first layer of skin on their bodies"--Back cover
The corrupter : and other stories by James Colton( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cocksure by James Colton( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Known homosexual by James Colton( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steve had known fear before, but now he was a prime suspect for murder; he was also a negro, and a known homosexual"--Front cover
Hang-up by James Colton( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.70 (from 0.64 for Todd / ... to 0.74 for The corrup ...)

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English (15)