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These violent delights : a novel

Author: Micah Nemerever
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"When Paul and Julian meet as university freshmen in early 1970s Pittsburgh, they are immediately drawn to one another. A talented artist, Paul is sensitive and agonizingly insecure, incomprehensible to his working-class family, and desolate with grief over his father's recent death. Paul sees the wealthy, effortlessly charming Julian as his sole intellectual equal - an ally against the conventional world he finds  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bildungsromans
Fiction
Gay fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Micah Nemerever
ISBN: 9780062963635 0062963635
OCLC Number: 1192561239
Description: 465 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Micah Nemerever.

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"When Paul and Julian meet as university freshmen in early 1970s Pittsburgh, they are immediately drawn to one another. A talented artist, Paul is sensitive and agonizingly insecure, incomprehensible to his working-class family, and desolate with grief over his father's recent death. Paul sees the wealthy, effortlessly charming Julian as his sole intellectual equal - an ally against the conventional world he finds so suffocating. He idolizes his friend for his magnetic confidence. But as charismatic as he can choose to be, Julian is also volatile and capriciously cruel. And admiration isn't the same as trust. As their friendship spirals into an all-consuming intimacy, Paul is desperate to protect their precarious bond, even as it becomes clear that pressures from the outside world are nothing compared with the brutality they are capable of inflicting on one another. Separation is out of the question. But as their orbit compresses and their grip on one another tightens, they are drawn to an act of irrevocable violence that will force the young men to confront a shattering truth at the core of their relationship."--Provided by publisher

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