Joseph and the Old Man

Joseph and the Old Man

ChristopherDavis / May 30, 2020

Joseph and the Old Man From the first edition dustjacket The flamboyant town of Cherry Grove serenely situated along the beach of Fire Island is the setting for this unusually poignant and joyful love story In this c

  • Title: Joseph and the Old Man
  • Author: ChristopherDavis
  • ISBN: 9780312010522
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the first edition dustjacket 1986 The flamboyant town of Cherry Grove, serenely situated along the beach of Fire Island, is the setting for this unusually poignant and joyful love story In this cozy little summer community, the old man, a world famous novelist, young at heart and beloved by everyone, lives with Joe, some thirty years a younger man, sleek and tan, wFrom the first edition dustjacket 1986 The flamboyant town of Cherry Grove, serenely situated along the beach of Fire Island, is the setting for this unusually poignant and joyful love story In this cozy little summer community, the old man, a world famous novelist, young at heart and beloved by everyone, lives with Joe, some thirty years a younger man, sleek and tan, who loves the old man and considers himself lucky to be living with him for the last ten years unaware that friend consider the old man just as lucky Surrounded by steady friends and new acquaintances, the old man and Joseph are deeply content to enjoy another summer until life deals them one of its usual, unexpected hands.A hauntingly beautiful story of love and death and loss, of grief and surviving, Joseph and the Old Man has a lush lyricism and deep emotional power reminiscent of Andrew Holleran s Dancer from the Dance and Edmind White s Nocturnes for the King of Naples With this first novel Christopher Davis emerges as a brilliant young writer who will take his place in the front rank of the growing renaissance of superb gay writers now unfolding in this country.

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    1. A emotionally moving yet nearly unknown book from the author of the novelized version of the much better known movie Philadelphia. Davis wrote Joseph and the Old Man prior to that novel and it is about a 70 year old "Old Man" living with the beautiful Joseph, only 30 years old. The pair met ten years earlier when the Old Man taught a literature course at Yale and Joseph was his student. They then moved in together, and spent idyllic summers on Fire Island. In the tenth summer, everything changes [...]


    2. This is the first "gay fiction" I've read in awhile: so much of the genre is writer-workshop prose, a sort of sameness that doesn't inspire. But this book worked for me, if nothing else than as a nice gay romance novel. It gives a particularly good treatment of intergenerational relationships, I think, something that's rare in writing, gay or straight. And the life described, an endless, slow parade of friends on Fire Island; well, it's very appealing, sad to think that it might no longer exist. [...]


    3. This book made me angry. Though well-written, it is too obviously Hemingwayesque. Not quite a parody but would make a good entry in the Harry’s Bar and Grill competition. Even the title is derivative. Otherwise, the scene at the hotel, the writing itself, and the narrative are finely rendered. ©1986. Perhaps early in the gay male rush to publish fiction. It would not necessarily be publishable today. It might better have been titled Joseph and the Old Man and the Sea.


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