Two worlds, two timelines and one person's impact.
Manhattan, 1963: weeks before the assassination of President Kennedy, fresh-faced Raymond Wallace lands in the New York Times newsroom on a three-month bursary from Cambridge University.
He soon discovers his elusive boss, Bukowski, is being covertly blackmailed by an estranged wife, and that he himself is to assist the straight-laced Doty on an article about the ‘explosion of overt homosexuality’. On an undercover assignment, a secret world is revealed to Raymond: a world in which he need no longer pretend to be something or someone he cannot be; a world in which he meets Joey.
Like so many men of his time and of his kind, Raymond faces a choice between conformity, courage and compartmentalization. The decision he makes will ricochet destructively through lives and decades until—in another time, another city; Paris, 2003—Raymond’s son Joe finally meets Joey. And the healing begins.
I Am not Raymond Wallace is a multi-stranded story of queer redemption spanning multiple generations, told with precision-tooled prose, sharply-imagined settings and compassionately-observed characterization.
Sam Kenyon is a writer, composer and teacher living in London with his partner and daughter. With a background in English Literature from Emmanuel College, he's delved into the performing arts on many occasions. "I Am Not Raymond Wallace" is Kenyon's debut novel.
|Publicatiedatum||15 september 2022|
|Speelduur||7u 2m 32s|
|Formaat||mp3 download en geschikt voor de Luisterrijk app|