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Michael Bronski's introduction does a terrific job of placing the story in a context that is as meaningful now as it was fifty years ago.
-Echo Magazine (Echo Magazine)
The best novel this reviewer has ever read on the theme of homosexuality.
-The New York Times (New York Times)
At this moment in our social history, it is difficult for most American authors to write a novel about a homosexual affair without making either a tract or an apologia. Mr. Peters has done neither. Instead, he has kept resolutely in focus his great theme: the corruption and murder of innocence.
-Gore Vidal, The Saturday Review (Gore Vidal, Sat. Rev) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Fritz Peters was a novelist and writer of books on philosophy; his novels included The World Next Door (1949), The Descent (1952), and Blind Flight (1966). He lived mostly in New York City, but eventually moved to New Mexico, where he died in 1979.
Michael Bronski's books include Culture Clash, The Pleasure Principle, and Pulp Friction; he also wrote the introduction to the first Little Sister's Classic, Song of the Loon by Richard Amory, as well as to Finistere by Fritz Peters. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.