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By Richard Canning

If you loved the 1st quantity of Between Men, you’ll love this moment selection of brief tales from today’s top and brightest homosexual writers. Editor Richard Canning is again with eighteen items of homosexual fiction from probably the most impressive writers round, together with Jim Grimsley, Mark Merlis, and Alan Hollinghurst.

There’s anything for everybody. relocating past stories of “coming out,” tales, Between males 2 is stuffed with the tales of guys with whatever relevatory to assert concerning the homosexual experience—and, furthermore, the human experience.

Richard Canning is the editor of the among Men series, a author, and a lecturer in English and American literature on the collage of Sheffield, England.

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While waiting for our food the guests watched Dulcinea flick her tail in the gloom beyond the pool. After dinner everyone went to bed, for there was nothing else to do. The second night we did summon up the energy to take a walk after dinner to the village at the bottom of the hill, but no one was doing anything there, either. The people in the village \vere all in their houses watching television underneath a naked lightbulb suspended from the ceiling. The only exception was a slender young man in a phone booth at the edge of a cracked cement basketball court, talking to someone, I imagined, on the mainland, oblivious to the vast, magnificent, darkening clouds above the ocean at his back.

A path that 9 Andrew Holleran brought me to the edge of a coral cliff, with a view of another, blazing beach I could not reach, then back through a grove of thorn trees, where I came upon a discarded turquoise bathing suit, more erotic than any person could ha,·e been. At dusk we walked home on the path that linked three beaches, the sky above us changing color, as I allowed my friends to walk ahead, arm in arm. In the gloom horses stood watching as we passed. A man was seated on the hood of his car at the main beach, staring out to sea, as if he wanted to be somewhere else.

Trudged and trudged till our feet \vere raw, and then, when we tlnally got to the most beautiful beach in the world. there. at the farthest end. were these two men l~ing in hammocks-who looked exactly alike! The same height. same body, same tan. same hair, same bathing suits, and reading the same boor--a life of Betty Grable! We had come all the way to this tiny island off the coast of ~lexico. walked barefoot owr coral to get to this legendary beach. and what did we find: Two queens from West Hollywood!

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