Hold Tight by Christopher Bram
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A World War II sailor works in a New York City brothel—for his country
After being arrested in a gay brothel in New York during a raid, Seaman Second Class Hank Fayette doesn’t understand why his homosexual activities are grounds for imprisonment. The brothel is rumored to be a hangout for Nazi spies and the Navy forces Hank to go undercover as a prostitute. They hope to use clandestine sexuality to retrieve clandestine intelligence. However, after Hank becomes friendly with a black teenager named Juke, nothing seems to go as planned. Hold Tight is a World War II thriller set in the Big Band era, a world where sexuality and race can be equally dangerous.

About Christopher Bram

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Published May 28, 2013 by Open Road Media. 288 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The author of Surprising Myself (1987) continues to break new ground with this spy thriller about Nazi intrigue and interracial romance in a homosexual brothel in Brooklyn.

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The clever premise of this frothy espionage novel by the author of Surprising Myself is that during World War II there was a gay brothel in lower Manhattan that may have been a hangout for Nazi agents

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