Re-releasing in September of 2022!
by Jeff Mann
In the sequel to Purgatory, Pvt. Ian Campbell, a deserter from the Confederate army, has abandoning family and cause, to rescue his Yankee lover, Drew Conrad, from the cruel abuses he endured as a prisoner of war. During the chaotic spring of 1865, the mismatched comrades make the arduous trek to the presumed safety of Ian's home. But the territory they must cross is not only hostile to recreants and Northerners but to those few men who understood what Walt Whitman meant by "And your very flesh shall be a great poem."
Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Romance! Also the Pauline Reage Novel Award winner for 2015! This new edition includes an original short story of Mann's beloved Civil War characters.
"The sequel to Purgatory is a most satisfying romantic adventure." - Publishers Weekly
"To Mann's credit, he does not present his characters one-dimensionally: the story is told from Campbell's point of view, but Southerners/Northerners are not presented in a purely good/evil dichotomy; each character is allowed to be his/her own complex, conflicted self--and even to change over the course of the novel(s)." Keith Glaeske for Chelsea Station Magazine