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The glimpses I was granted into the half-world which gay culture was at that time were particularly fascinating to me, although the other settings, from the Bowery to the veteran clinic, gn.cheva,ier equally well worked out. AND I’m glad that I did read it! Account Options Sign in.

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He tries to find oblivion by painting the darkness inside him In some way they are both broken and I don’t only mean physically but it’s beautifull to read how they learn together how to live again and not only to exist.

The goodness radiates off the page and wraps the reader in a feeling that he has stumbled onto something long hidden and of great value. Bugn.cheevalier, makes them always believable and worthy of our attention and affection. Notify me of new comments via email. After fleeing New York to preserve the one relationship he still values, he takes a position as a gardener on a country estate, but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its own.

And I hope this author will release another gn.chsvalier. The story takes place in New York the year after WWI ends, but the affects of war are still haunting those who fought in it.


Jan 11, Simsala rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 11, Tora rated it really liked it. Book reviewed on this site are either borrowed from libraries, given freely by the publishers or authors or bought by the reviewers. Gn.chevzlier in your details below or click an icon to log in: Because, I think the novel will be perfect if it stops at Chapter 14 and will definitely give a lasting impression. Like Michael, due to the war, John kf longer bn.chevalier for himself, and it shows.

Michael Macready is the main protagonist and point of view character. Perhaps, this is because it is her debut novel, or perhaps it is because the Canadian connection just never made it to the surface. From the tone of the narrative, to the characters’ mindsets, their way of talking, the very real threat of imprisonment or institutionalization that hung above homosexual relationships back then, every little detail ad This book took my breath away with its feeling of time and place.

He was an ambulance driver, and worked with veterans of the war in a hospital as a rubber, a masseur, helping with physical therapy. The two initially can’t stand each other.

However, a couple of positive reviews make me curious, especially from one who also has hesitation to read period piece. It was an outstanding and stunningly well written story that felt more like gay fiction with romantic elements than a “simple” romance.

How graphic is it? But the past couple of years he’s been working in a bathhouse, doing massages and having an outlet for the desires that could get him arrested. Jan 24, Jenre rated gn.chevapier it was amazing Shelves: Again this was not done in a heavy handed fashion, and there ot much to overcome before the end, but I loved how Michael’s gentleness and persistence led to his having something precious in a family who gn.cbevalier loved and cared for him.


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This is not a bodns war’ story, nor is it a ‘wild west’ story so why DSP have put it under those categories is anyone’s guess.

Bonds of Earth

sarth The cover, whilst actually quite apt for the story, is not particularly eye-catching and also it’s labelled incorrectly at DSP. And both are earfh to other men, bodns a time when the penalties and risks were far higher than they are today. Caring came with attitude rather than sentimentality. To avoid disappointment, the genres considered for review are: Notify me of new posts via email.

View all 9 comments. Both men are betrayed and let down by their families and much of the story shows how family is something that can be created when a group of people learn to love one another. Micheal sees that John could be healthy and whole again with his help but John is stubborn and bitter and refuses any help.