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Edmund White

Biography

Edmund White

Edmund White

Books by Edmund White

by Edmund White - Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Literary Fiction

OUR YOUNG MAN follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. 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 attention 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 explores the power of physical beauty --- to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive --- with exceptional wit and pathos.