Releasing April of 2018!
by Patrick E. Horrigan
Manhattan, 1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn’t felt in years, putting everything he cares about—his friends, his family, his career and reputation—at risk. As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life. Award-winning author Patrick E. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-twentieth-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change.
Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Patrick E. Horrigan received his PhD from Columbia University. Portraits at an Exhibition, his first novel, won the Dana Award for fiction as well as the Mary Lynn Kotz Art-in-Literature Award, sponsored by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. He is also the author of Widescreen Dreams: Growing up Gay at the Movies (University of Wisconsin Press). He lives in Manhattan.
A finalist for the 2018 Foreword INDIES Award for LGBT Fiction!
Paperback, 228 pages