The Front Runner: A Novel - Patricia Nell Warren (1995)
ISBN 9780964109919
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Gay men - Fiction; Runners (Sports) - Fiction; Track and field - Coaches
Publisher Wildcat Press
Publication Date 12/1/1995
Format Hardcover (231 x 160 mm)
Language English
Plot
First published in 1974, The Front Runner raced to international acclaim - the first novel about gay love to become popular with mainstream. In 1975, coach Harlan Brown is hiding from his past at an obscure New York college, after he was fired from Penn State University on suspicion of being gay. A tough, lonely ex-Marine of 39, Harlan has never allowed himself to love another man. Then Billy Sive, a brilliant young runner, shows up on his doorstep. He and his two comrades, Vince Matti and Jacques LaFont, were just thrown off a major team for admitting they are gay. Harlan knows that, with proper training, Billy could go to the '76 Olympics in Montreal. He agrees to coach the three boys under strict conditions that thwart Billy's growing attraction for his mature but compelling mentor. The lean, graceful front runner with gold-rim glasses sees directly into Harlan's heart. Billy's gentle and open acceptance of his sexuality makes Harlan afraid to confront either the pain of his past, or the challenges which lay in wait if their intimacy is exposed. But when Coach Brown finds himself falling in love with his most gifted athlete, he must combat his true feelings for Billy or risk the outrage of the entire sports world - and their only chance at Olympic gold.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1433
Rating 0
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Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification PS3573.A776 .F7 1974
Dewey 813.54
Cover Price $24.95
No. of Pages 307