The Real Thing by William Carney (1968). Set within the male that is gay subculture regarding the 1960s, this epistolary novel, told through letters from an uncle to a nephew, lays out a lavish taxonomy of вЂњthis Way,вЂќ meaning Leather and SM.
With an unreliable narrator, the tale turns the part from very carefully explored consensual play to murder and revenge. ItвЂ™s remarkable both for its insight into early gay male Leather culture and for its distinct literary quality while it ends on a dark note. Continue reading “With this as being a standard, she will take off for a road visit to escape her failing queer relationship and her very own feelings.”