In his two most celebrated novels, A BOYS OWN STORY and THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM IS EMPTY, Edmond White charted the story of an American homo-sexual through the 1960s and 1970s. They received huge acclaim, and the third in the sequence - which covers the 1980s - is long-awaited. In THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY Edmund White has drawn together all his experience of gay life in the 80s and transformed them into a wonder-fully witty and moving novel. Set in Europe and the US, and including portraits (thinly disguised) of some of the key figures of the time, THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY opens up a world which feels painfully and fascinatingly real.
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Named after Haydn's work, in which the players leave the stage one by one, this completes the story of a gay man in his adult years, through Stonewall riots, the hedonism of the 70s and the ravages of AIDS in the 80s and 90s. It follows "A Boy's Own Story" and "The Beautiful Room is Empty".Product Description:
The Farewell Symphony
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Book Description Vintage, London, 1998. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Edition. London: Vintage, 1998. First edition. 8vo. Trade paperback, 504 pp. New. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 019263
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