Lewis DeSimone, author of Hearts History comes to Stonewall Live! Thursday May 24th, 9PM EST.
In this beautiful and haunting novel, Lewis DeSimone, author of the acclaimed Chemistry, explores the hidden depths of love, the struggle to maintain a balance between connection and individuality. Edward’s illness is set against the backdrop of a sea change in gay culture, a time when AIDS is assumed to be simply a manageable condition, and when the drive for assimilation—through marriage, or the military—has begun to trump the distinct characteristics that were once a source of pride. Deftly shifting perspectives to paint a compelling portrait of a man and a community on the cusp of a critical transition, The Heart’s History offers hope that, despite the impossibility of ever achieving true oneness with another person, it is the attempt itself that grants life both joy and its deepest meaning.
Lewis DeSimone is the author of the novel Chemistry (Lethe Press). His work has also appeared in Christopher Street, James White Review, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, and the anthologies Charmed Lives: Gay Spirit in Storytelling, Best Gay Love Stories: Summer Flings, I Like It Like That: True Tales of Gay Male Desire, Second Person Queer: Who You Are (So Far), The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes, and My Diva: 65 Gay Men on the Women Who Inspire Them. His contribution to the latter was highlighted on Salon.com and reprinted in Ganymede and Best Gay Stories 2010. He blogs regularly at SexAndTheSissy.wordpress.com and can be reached through his Web site, www.lewisdesimone.com. He lives in San Francisco, where he is currently at work on his next novel.
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