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Covington Branch NEMER M (Text) 33126024881686 New Adult Fiction Available -
Erlanger Branch NEMER M (Text) 33126024881694 New Adult Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062963635 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0062963635
  • Physical Description: 465 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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"When Paul and Julian meet as university freshmen in early 1970s Pittsburgh, they are immediately drawn to one another. A talented artist, Paul is sensitive and agonizingly insecure, incomprehensible to his working-class family, and desolate with grief over his father's recent death. Paul sees the wealthy, effortlessly charming Julian as his sole intellectual equal - an ally against the conventional world he finds so suffocating. He idolizes his friend for his magnetic confidence. But as charismatic as he can choose to be, Julian is also volatile and capriciously cruel. And admiration isn't the same as trust. As their friendship spirals into an all-consuming intimacy, Paul is desperate to protect their precarious bond, even as it becomes clear that pressures from the outside world are nothing compared with the brutality they are capable of inflicting on one another. Separation is out of the question. But as their orbit compresses and their grip on one another tightens, they are drawn to an act of irrevocable violence that will force the young men to confront a shattering truth at the core of their relationship."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay men > Fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
College students > Fiction.
Desire > Fiction.
Genre: Gay fiction.

  • Baker & Taylor
    A painfully insecure artist falls in love with a charming, intellectual fellow university student in 1970s Pittsburgh before their relationship spirals into an all-consuming obsession that culminates in a shattering truth.
  • Baker & Taylor
    A painfully insecure artist falls in love with a charming, intellectual fellow university student in 1970s Pittsburgh before their relationship spirals into an all-consuming obsession that culminates in a shattering truth. A first novel. 50,000 first printing.
  • HARPERCOLL

    A Newsweek 25 Best Fall Books &; A Philadelphia Inquirer 10 Big Books for the Fall &; An O Magazine.com LGBTQ Book That Is Changing the Literary Landscape in 2020 &; An Electric Lit Most Anticipated Debut of the Second Half of 2020 &; A The Millions Most Anticipated Book of the Year &; A Paperback Paris Best New LGBTQ+ Books To Read This Year Selection

    The Secret History meets Lie with Me in Micah Nemerever's compulsively readable debut novel&;a feverishly taut Hitchcockian story about two college students, each with his own troubled past, whose escalating obsession with one another leads to an act of unspeakable violence.

    When Paul enters university in early 1970s Pittsburgh, it&;s with the hope of moving past the recent death of his father. Sensitive, insecure, and incomprehensible to his grieving family, Paul feels isolated and alone. When he meets the worldly Julian in his freshman ethics class, Paul is immediately drawn to his classmate&;s effortless charm.

    Paul sees Julian as his sole intellectual equal&;an ally against the conventional world he finds so suffocating. Paul will stop at nothing to prove himself worthy of their friendship, because with Julian life is more invigorating than Paul could ever have imagined. But as charismatic as he can choose to be, Julian is also volatile and capriciously cruel, and Paul becomes increasingly afraid that he can never live up to what Julian expects of him.

    As their friendship spirals into all-consuming intimacy, they each learn the lengths to which the other will go in order to stay together, their obsession ultimately hurtling them toward an act of irrevocable violence.

    Unfolding with a propulsive ferocity, These Violent Delights is an exquisitely plotted excavation of the depths of human desire and the darkness it can bring forth in us.


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