Job's Year by Joseph Hansen [FIRST PAPERBACK EDITION] 1985 • Plume

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Job's Year by Joseph Hansen 


3rd printing.  Vintage trade paperback in very good condition. 

Light wear to cover and few tiny speck sized paint stains to top of text block.  Otherwise excellent.  Reads good as new with some inevitable tanning.

An intelligent, compassionate and honest treatment of a decent human being who happens to be homosexual...Hansen writes sardonically and perceptively about the realities of his life, whether they involve a drunken con artist, a rich woman who knows she is being used but cannot resist it because he's so good in bed,' and the one woman whom Oliver ever had a close personal and sexual relationship with....

Hansen never uses the word 'gay....He understands very well that being homosexual in our society is still not always the happiest condition in the world." -Publishers Weekly
"TAUT, VIVID, COMPASSIONATE, STRONGLY FELT...turns the events of a man's difficult year into a story as page-turning as a detective story." -USA Today
"Hansen is quite simply one of the best stylists writing today; his ability to capture the most mundane nuances of modern life, as well as the most complex emotional conflicts, is little short of astonishing."