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- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publication Date: November 26, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NBCGAJK
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In the Savage Son, Nick Williams takes on the search for a missing young man, Ike Kopek. As in all of the Nick William’s books, twists and turns begin immediately, as the information Ike’s parents give Nick turns out to not quite mesh with the reality Nick discovers.
Every one of these books takes a look at some aspect of gay life in America in the early 1950s, conjuring up a vivid period setting, replete with cars and men’s fashions. We see a world that is long gone, but lives on in Butterfield’s vivid descriptions and spare, no-nonsense prose. We are constantly reminded of the slings and arrows that gay folk suffered in this period, even if they managed to survive and thrive. Nick himself is subjected to treatment that is shocking by today’s standards, in spite of his wealth. I have likened Williams to a gay Batman, but Perry Mason is obviously going to come to mind for any mystery reader (or person my age who watched TV in the 1950s as a kid).
The larger surprise in this book is that we realize that, over the course of these six-plus books, we’ve developed something of a detailed profile on Nick’s own psyche. Rejected by his rich family and haunted by the disappearance of his mother when he was a boy, Nick uses the vast fortune inherited from his notorious great uncle Paul to do good for his gay brothers and sisters. But Nick is never bitter; he loves life, he loves his husband Carter (and dares to call him that), and wants to make the world easier for people like him who have been beaten up (sometimes literally) by a bigoted world. Nick suppresses the pretensions of his privileged upbringing, but never loses the confidence (some might say arrogance) that enables him to think of ways to defeat the Powers that Be in favor of the downtrodden and oppressed.
Aside from the central missing-man-and-murder plot arc of this book, there is a huge amount going on all around, involving Nick’s friends and colleagues. All of this builds to a surprisingly emotional Christmas, which includes wonderful vignettes of shopping in San Francisco during the postwar book of retail. We see in this book how Nick has changed, and how the world is beginning to move toward tolerance one person at a time.
This was my favorite book of the series. I hope it’s not the end of the series, because I love Nick and Carter and Marnie and all the rest.
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