Posts Categorized: Historical

McCaffery By

McCaffery Finally back in print! This ground-breaking, controversial novel, banned in Australia and other countries for it's "homosexual references," was the dream acting/directing project of actor Sal Mineo, who was tragically murdered only hours after learning the movie would finally be made. 

Vincent McCaffery is bright, good-looking, and gifted teenager hustler who seduces both men and women for money. He moves from a NY tenement into a plush Greenwich Village brothel, hoping to make it rich, but he falls in love with a prostitute and then plunges into a world of decadence and violence when an older man becomes obsessed with him.

The Future Mr. Dolan By

The Future Mr. Dolan "Charles Gorham has written a masterpiece. It is a remarkable tour-de-force in character study that will stick in one's mind for a long time. But it is not for the squeamish." Chicago Tribune

Mattie Dolan is a clever and ambitious, 19-year-old sociopath, back from WWII and striving in the backstreets, tenements and dark alleys of New York to rise above the squalor that shaped him... and conquer the city.

Baby, Come on Inside By

Baby, Come on Inside “Three-fingers of fun if your reading has been of the lemonade variety lately.” Fresno Bee

Popsy Meadows is a Sinatra-esque superstar singer with a massive following who is entering his fifties. His voice is cracking, he’s gaining weight, and he might just be drinking himself into madness. Out of desperation, he goes back to his midwestern home town to try and find himself again…or at least to see where he went wrong. He does it by throwing a massive party that could end up being his wake.

The Road to Many a Wonder By

The Road to Many a Wonder “One of the wildest, funniest, and most memorable trips ever dreamed up by a novelist. Wagoner is a master story-teller.” Chicago Tribune

It’s 1859, and twenty-year-old Ike Bender, eager to escape the yoke of his brutal father, runs away from his family’s hard-scrabble Nebraska farm with dreams of making his fortune in the gold-rush country around Pike’s Peak, where his older brother Kit has already fled. Ike sets out alone, armed with only his home-made wheelbarrow, a side of bacon, an old pick-ax, a few dollars, and the love of plucky, head-strong teenager Millicent Slaughter to sustain his dangerous, 500-mile journey.

Wind Sprints By

Wind Sprints The long-lost, never-before-published, autobiographical first novel by Ralph Dennis, author of the legendary Hardman series.

In the late 1960s, a balding, over-weight, heavy-drinking writer struggles to find his place in the literary/academic worlds of Yale and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, while desperately trying to figure out why all of his relationships with women, romantically and otherwise, seem doomed from the start.

The book includes introductions by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg and by Ralph's close friend Ben Jones, the Dukes of Hazzard actor and former U.S. Congressman from Georgia.

Girl from Town By

Girl from Town Love took Garnie Harper from San Francisco to a farm in Montana...but she couldn't escape who she was.

At night, Garnie Harper cried for San Francisco, for the hot music, the bright lights, the great restaurants, and crowded, energetic streets while Jay, worn from farm work, slept heavily beside her. She knows that she's the object of ridicule, the city girl married to the dirt farmer...and an object of lust for Jay's strapping brother Bo. It's her love of Jay that holds her there, in that Montana back country hell, but her yearning, and Bo's hungry stares, are driving her away. Something has to give...or she has to dramatically change...before it all ends in heartbreak and violence.