OUTLINE OF MY LOVER by Douglas A. Martin
127 x 197mm, 120 pages, black and white printing, perfect bound, 2020
The twentieth-anniversary edition of an early autofiction classic.
On the fringes of the music scene in a Southern college town, a lonely young student driven to flee a troubled adolescence pursues and forms a life-altering relationship with an acclaimed artist-musician. Their understanding develops in a pattern of sex and reticence, soon impacting both their paths and greatly shifting expectations. Written “as if telling the truth was a matter of survival” (Andrew O’Hagan), it is a queer bildungsroman.