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Hard by [Wayne Hoffman]

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"Think Woody Allen meets ACT UP."- Michael Bronski, author of A Queer History of the United States"A breath of fresh air in gay male fiction...Hard is a compelling, sexy read and will become, over time, a book with cultural stature and status."
- Lambda Book Report
"Sexual politics -- both public and private -- play out against the cityscape of mid-1990s Manhattan in Hoffman's absorbing year-in-the-life of a group of gay men...The larger issues of sexual rights and AIDS add depth to their voices, making this sexually explicit debut novel an intriguing exploration of politics and psyche."
- Publishers Weekly
"A knockout. Reading Hard reminds us that the important, strong and vital gay novel is still with us. It vividly and movingly captures what it means to be an urban gay man living in the last decade of the 20th century, when everything looked so bleak and yet so bright at the same time."
- Guide magazine

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07T8FR6KB
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 20, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2996 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 318 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1096103745
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Remarkable Achievement
By Gil Cole on June 21, 2019
From its opening line, one of the best in all literature, to its final, well-earned moment, Hoffman's "Hard" captures the particularities of a crucial time in New York's history, and the complexities of gay politics and identities as they were confronted by AIDS and the reactionary crack-down on gay men's sexual expression. It is also hilarious. And very moving. Hoffman is one of the great stylists of the day- incisive, warm, blisteringly honest. Buy this book. You will find it difficult to put down, and you will have a wonderful time.
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