Martin and John by Dale Peck
A Novel

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John flees to Kansas with his lover, Martin, who is sick with AIDS, and after Martin dies two years later, John begins to keep a journal through which he examines his life in the face of his own impending demise. A first novel.

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Dale Peck was born on Long Island and is the author of several novels, including "Martin and John", a collection of short stories, and a family memoir. His short fiction has appeared in "Artforum", "BOMB", "The London Review of Books", " The New Republic", "The New York Times", and "The Village Voice". He also teaches creative writing and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. He lives in New York.
Published February 10, 2015 by Soho Press. 257 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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``John'' also designates the older men the narrator sometimes hustles: ``a name that remains unconnected to any identity no matter how many times it is assumed.'' Susan eventually ruptures what illusion remains, calling John by the author's name, ``Dale.'' Later, the authorial voice explains that...

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Entertainment Weekly

Dale Peck has come up with his answer in Martin and John — a book that marks the debut of a remarkably accomplished young writer.

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The Independent

The text's confusion of Martins echoes John's confounding of lovers as he obsessively seeks a substitute for the one Martin he loved and lost.

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