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The Resource Our young man : a novel, Edmund White

Our young man : a novel, Edmund White

Label
Our young man : a novel
Title
Our young man
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three---though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty---to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive---with sparkling wit and pathos
Summary
Guy rises to the top of the modeling world and becomes the darling of Fire Island's gay community during the 1970s and 80s, but the lavish attention he receives comes at a high price
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10481250
Cataloging source
CGL
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H463
LC item number
O97 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Our young man : a novel, Edmund White
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5790506
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781620409961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945414796
  • (OCoLC)945414796
Label
Our young man : a novel, Edmund White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5790506
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
282 pages
Isbn
9781620409961
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn945414796
  • (OCoLC)945414796

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