fine writing by lesbians and gay men since 1999
A Sense of Loss
and other stories
This collection of fifteen short stories displays a counterpoint of different voices, each with a ring of authenticity. Some reflect the shifting kaleidoscope of gay reality in 1990s Britain: the sexual compulsion of "Room With No View", the high-energy rhythm of "Discotheque", or the cyncial manipulation of "Simon's Dinner Party". Others take us to wider horizons - to Brazil and off into landscapes of allegory and myth. Finally, in the masterful title story, we hear the voice of Thomas Mann's silent Tadzio as he relates his encounter in Venice with the writer Aschenbach.
"Accomplished, literate, dignified, deeply felt"
Times Literary Supplement, London
"as delicate and haunting a piece of prose as I've read all year"
Him (now Gay Times / GT)
"Martin Foreman has an uncomfortable, probably accurate view of the human condition; an excellent book"
ISBN: 978 0 85449 185 8
186 pages paperback; £6.99
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Martin Foreman was born in Dundee, brought up in Edinburgh and has lived, worked and travelled in many countries. The author of two novels and two collections of short stories, he has also written many publications on HIV/AIDS in the developing world. Martin's writing appears on several websites, including First and Fiftieth, A View from the Edge (his personal website) and God would be an atheist. He is also the owner of Arbery Books, the UK's premier online store specialising in old, rare and new gay books.
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