Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Aubade from Kenneth Martin and Valancourt Books

Valancourt Books is on something of a roll this year with an incredible schedule of releases and today on Twitter they were highlighting the soon to be released editions of Kenneth Martin's Aubade, written at the tender age of 16, and Waiting for the Sky to Fall by the same author just two years later. Aubade is something of a classic of gay fiction, indeed the Gay Mens' Press published it as a 'classic' in the 1980s.

What's interesting about this new release of the two books is that they are accompanied first by James Jenkins's story about how he discovered the two books and tracked down their author, and also by a blog which is still in progress by Kenneth Martin himself, now in his 70s, in which he has been recording his feelings about revisiting these two novels so long after the event.

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