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  1. Serena Yates Serena Yates says:

    In an interesting mix between fiction and what could easily be a biography that covers about twenty years of a gay man’s life ‘Junior Willis’ is the story of Tom confronting his sexual identity in a time before Stonewall 1969 Homosexuality was somewhere between unacceptable and despised by any member of the “moral majority” not to mention illegal and Tom finds himself battling his nature for many years It is an honest account of what those times must have felt like to a man who had no role models no hope for the intimacy and love he craves and not even an inkling that marriage euality would one day be a topic discussed openly by the mass mediaDifferent from a biography this novella gave me a front row seat to Tom’s emotions fears and hopes as he lives through his first relationship with a superior officer then gets posted to Korea and follows it by attempting a “normal” life by dating women His slow evolution toward recognizing that will never lead anywhere for him leads to Tom resigning himself to furtive encounters and brief interludes with men whose expectations are like his – no strings attachedWhen love finally finds Tom in a completely unexpected way he fights it tooth and nail After all Junior Willis used to be the kid who mowed his lawn so how come Tom suddenly feels way for him than he should? The laid back almost factual narrative of their slowly budding relationship pulled me in and the lack of overly emotional outbursts made this story feel all the real to me Tom is a uiet guy has learned to keep his feelings close to his heart and that is exactly how he acts and reacts when Junior Willis makes his move Tom’s feelings are no less deep for his lack of exuberance but his way of dealing with them is entirely different from Junior’s who is almost twenty years younger and has far fewer hang ups If you enjoy reading about men who lived in the past and want to know why they acted the way they did if you like well written uiet stories that have a wealth of emotions bubbling right under the surface and if you’re looking for a read that is an intensely fascinating character study as well as a wonderful if necessarily subdued love story then you will probably like this novella NOTE This book was provided by Bold Strokes Books for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews


  2. Amos Lassen Amos Lassen says:

    Natale Richard “Junior Willis” Bold Strokes Books 2014Confronting SelfAmos LassenLeaving the Midwest in the early 50s Tom Larson knows that he is going to have to face up to his sexual and romantic desires He begins his awakening in Korea where he has a love affair with his commanding officer Then on a trip to Cuba before Castro with his fiancée he begins a romance with a young Cuban But by 1969 that was all in his past and he is now a successful filmTV writer However he finds himself in love once again but this time with Junior Willis Willis teases Tom with his wild tales of heterosexual liaisons and Tom believes that this love will never come to fruition Yet his love for Willis consumes him and ahs he comes to accept himself as a gay man American gay consciousness is beginning to take hold He is living in that period between the end of the second World War and Stonewall It just so happens when he finally stops uestioning his nature and his desire for affection love finds himWe first meet a young Tom on a military base in Korea when he begins to discover and play with his sexuality Keeping in mind when the story is set we see that at that time people did not come out publicly Natale introduces us to characters in the 50s 60s and 70s who deal with their sexualityWhile this is a story about a gay man it could be about anyone living in that period Sex was not discussed openly as it is today In many hears happiness came with fear and doubtHere it is the characters that propel the plot and we learn about them by reading their wants and desires by how they see themselves and by what they want out of life This is how it was once and Natale does a wonderful job of describing it


  3. Jeffrey Sakson Jeffrey Sakson says:

    Romantic gay wish fulfillmentfantasy of MaySeptember mid century love affair Highly entertaining well written at times erotic funny and ultimately moving


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Junior Willis ❰Ebook❯ ➣ Junior Willis Author Richard Natale – Buyprobolan50.co.uk From the moment he leaves the Midwest in the early 1950s Tom Larson is forced to confront his sexual and romantic desires at every turn His awakening begins in Korea where he has an affair with his co From the moment he leaves the Midwest in the early s Tom Larson is forced to confront his sexual and romantic desires at every turn His awakening begins in Korea where he has an affair with his commanding officer On a trip to pre Castro Havana with his then fiancée he embarks on a star crossed romance with a young Cuban zealot In Los Angeles during the life altering summer of Tom now a successful filmTV writer is consumed by shame by his unreuited love for Junior Willis a handsome young man who taunts him with vivid tales of heterosexual prowess Tom's tortured journey from self loathing to self acceptance and happiness mirrors the slow but steady evolution of gay consciousness from the post War War II years to Stonewall But when he finally stops uestioning his nature and his yearning for affection love finds its way to Tom's doorstep.

  • ebook
  • 109 pages
  • Junior Willis
  • Richard Natale
  • English
  • 15 February 2014