Pennsylvania Station by Patrick E. Horrigan

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...the author’s attempt to get into the psyche of a pre-Stonewall gay man is admirable. A touching scene with Frederick and his mother is also one of the novel’s highlights. A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement.
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Manhattan,1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn't felt in years, putting everything he cares about--his friends, his family, his career and reputation--at risk. As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life. Award-winning author Patrick E. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-twentieth-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change.
 

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Published March 23, 2018 by Lethe Press. 228 pages
Genres: History, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Feb 01 2018

...the author’s attempt to get into the psyche of a pre-Stonewall gay man is admirable. A touching scene with Frederick and his mother is also one of the novel’s highlights. A frank yet subtle novel about the old and the new and about the steps that led to the gay rights movement.

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