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Jack Holmes and his friend : a novel

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the decades-long friendship of Jack Holmes and Will Wright, which is marked by Jack's secret love for Will, Will's marriage in spite of conflicted sexual feelings, and the devastating rise of AIDS--
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund White
ISBN: 9781608197033 1608197034
OCLC Number: 713834626
Description: 392 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Edmund White.
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Traces the decades-long friendship of Jack Holmes and Will Wright, which is marked by Jack's secret love for Will, Will's marriage in spite of conflicted sexual feelings, and the devastating rise of AIDS--

"Jack Holmes and Will Wright arrive in New York in the calm before the storm of the 1960s. Coworkers at a cultural journal, they soon become good friends. Jack even introduces Will to the woman he will marry. But their friendship is complicated: Jack is also in love with Will. Troubled by his subversive longings, Jack sees a psychiatrist and dates a few women, while also pursuing short-lived liaisons with other men. But in the two decades of their friendship, from the first stirrings of gay liberation through the catastrophe of AIDS, Jack remains devoted to Will. And as Will embraces his heterosexual sensuality, nearly destroying his marriage in the process, the two men share a newfound libertinism in a city that is itself embracing its freedom."--Dust jacket.

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