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Love, Leda (Paperback)Mark Hyatt (author)
Leda is lost. Bouncing from job to job, from coffee bar to house party, he spends his days watching the hours pass and waiting for the night to arrive. Trysts in the rubble of a bombsite follow hours spent in bedsits with near strangers, as Leda is forced to find intimacy in unusual places.
Semi-homeless and estranged from his given family, he relies on the support of his chosen one: a community of older gay men and divorced women who feed and clothe him, gently encouraging him to find a foothold in a society which excludes him at every turn. And then there is Daniel, a buttoned-up man of the Lord, for whom Leda nurses an unrequited obsession - one which sends him spiralling into self-destruction.
With a foreword by Huw Lemmey, this newly discovered, never-before-published novel - which pre-dates the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 - is a portrait of lost a Soho, as well as an important document of queer, working-class life, from a voice long overlooked.
Publisher: Peninsula Press Ltd
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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Thank you so much to Peninsula Press for sending me a copy of this book.
We follow Leda as he flits about from one job to the next, one bed to the next, and one intimate encounter to the next. Never spending much... More
“Another gem from Peninsula Press”
Leda stumbles through London, nomadic yet loyal, in and out of people's lives, being (for any short amount of time) whatever they need him to be - lover, fighter, babysitter...
Hyatt's prose is... More
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