The Sound of One Horse Dancing by Tom Baker

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Twenty-eight-year-old Tim Halladay is a rising star in the three-martini lunch world of Madison Avenue advertising in the early 1970s. In only five years, Tim has become a vice president at the first ad agency he inter viewed with, in charge of some of the most prestigious accounts listed in Advertising Age.

But a week before Thanksgiving, his life takes a serious hit. After a hard-drinking, sex-filled night, Tim, the "golden boy," arrives late to work. He suddenly finds himself fired without explanation. With $300 in his savings account, Tim wonders how he'll even pay the rent.

As Tim comes to terms with his unemployment, he reminisces about his life and the circumstances that have brought him to this crucial crossroads. Everything in his life-his emotionally unstable upbringing, his ser vice in the army during the troubled years of the Vietnam War, his affair with a high school girlfriend, his experiences at William & Mar y during the JFK and LBJ years, his relocation to Manhattan in the 1970s, his first job in the world of advertising, and his adventures as a closeted gay man in the Stonewall Era Greenwich Village- contributed to both the downfall and redemption of Tim Halladay.


About Tom Baker

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Tom Baker is the Connecticut Mutual Professor of Law and director of the Insurance Law Center at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Coeditor of" Embracing Risk: The Changing Culture of Insurance and Responsibility," published by the University of Chicago Press, Baker has also worked as a consultant to insurance companies and law firms.
Published November 24, 2010 by 212 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a young, wildly successful ad executive is unexpectedly fired from a 1970s Madison Avenue ad agency, he must come to terms with his closeted identity as a Stonewall-era gay man and differentiate the truly meaningful from the inconsequential in Baker's debut.

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