Friends and Lovers by John Preston
Gay Men Write About the Families They Create

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A collection of twenty-three moving and thoughtful essays by gay writers addresses the lives, families, and homes that gay people build, structures that exist outside the traditional nuclear family, yet still offer nurturance and support. 10,000 first printing.
 

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John Preston is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Reading.
 
Published May 1, 1995 by Dutton Adult. 320 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Gay & Lesbian, Parenting & Relationships, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Anthologist Preston (Hometowns: Gay Men Write About Where They Belong, 1991, etc.), who died last year of AIDS, writes in his introduction that ``gay men can see the nuances of `family' with the clarity of outsiders.'' This vague editorial conceit is not, unfortunately, borne out by most of the w...

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Preston, who died of AIDS-related illness in 1994, and Lowenthal, a freelance writer who contributed to Preston's Flesh and the Word series, have fashioned an absorbing, fresh and unpredictable collection of essays that explore the alternative ``families'' gay men create.

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