Almost history; a novel. - Christopher Bram (1992)
ISBN B0028GQ1MK
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Diplomacy - Fiction; Gay men - Fiction; International relations - Fiction
Publisher Unknown
Publication Date 1/1/1992
Format Hardcover (198 x 198 mm)
Language eng
Plot
In the 1950s, being gay will get a man fired in America's Foreign Service. Young career diplomat Jim Goodall so deeply fears his "crushes" on men that, as Uncle Jim, he lavishes his affection on a favorite niece. When he is posted to the Marcos-controlled Philippines, his rigid celibacy has even a giggling Imelda Marcos calling him "the Vicar" - until a friend invites him to war-torn, destructive Vietnam. A murder in a jungle village and a Saigon orgy of on-leave servicemen, Asian gay boys, and rich colonials force Jim Goodall into a dramatic confrontation with himself. Beginning a personal odyssey that takes him from the pleasures of Bangkok's notorious Patpong to the shock of witnessing state-sanctioned torture in Manila, he becomes a man on a tightrope, balanced between living silently with his own lies and those of his government, or risking everything to expose them both. Searingly authentic depictions, of Southwest Asia and the Marcos regime's glitter, corruption, and human-rights violations mesh with the intimate geography of a man's heart to make Almost History a toally involving epic, filled with human drama, enormous subtelty, and daring political truth.
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Collection Status In Collection
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Product Details
LoC Classification PS3552.R2817A78 1992
Dewey 813/.54
Cover Price $70.00
No. of Pages 409