Becoming a Man

Paperback, 288 pages

Published May 19, 1994 by Abacus.

ISBN:
978-0-349-10549-9
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OCLC Number:
30738534

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A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret—from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straight man, through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels abroad, loveless intimacy and unrequited passion, Paul Monette was haunted, and finally saved, by a dream of "the thing I'd never even seen: two men in love and laughing."

Searingly honest, witty, and humane, Becoming a Man is the definitive coming-out story in the classic coming-of-age genre.

5 editions

Subjects

  • Biography: general
  • Gay studies (Gay men)
  • American English
  • Biography/Autobiography