The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing by Mark Mitchell

The Penguin Book of International Gay Writing

Mark Mitchell

A collection of stories about gay men from all over the world. You can treat this as a book to dip into, but if you read it from cover to cover you get a real sense of what it has meant to be gay at different times and in different places. I can't wait to investigate some of the authors and read more from them!

Extract

He remarked that there was a boy over on the banquette who wasn't bad, and I pointed out another, whom I found attractive. A Spaniard, he told me. But we remained side by side, without saying anything more. My arm behind him, I stuck a thumb into his belt, once or twice, but there was no reaction on his part. I told him I was sleepy.

Parallels
  • The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories by Mark Mitchell and David Leavitt
  • The Farewell Symphony by Edmund White
  • The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt
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