Jack Holmes and His Friend
Publish date: January 1st 2012
Pages no: 392
Edition language: English
I was not aware of this book or author until a few weeks ago. I, by chance, came across a John Irving interview in which he recommended a few novels — Jack Holmes and His Friend among them. I decided to take a chance. White’s narrative of unrequited love and coming of age in the Big Apple is as po...
This was a real coup. I found it in the laundry room and, recognizing Edmund White as a literary lion, I scooped it up. I was immediately captivated by the Mad Men setting and Jack Holmes' quest to figure out what kind of life he wanted. His story is complicated by his grudging acceptance of his hom...