A Smile in His Lifetime by Joseph Hansen [FIRST EDITION • FIRST PRINTING] 1981 • Holt Rinehart & Winston

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A Smile in His Lifetime by Joseph Hansen 


Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition.

Dust jacket has a few worn edges and some general wear; looks great in a new archival quality jacket protector.   

Book is very good;  Some tanning to edges of boards.  A few tiny spots to text block.  Reads flawlessly.

Whit Miller was a struggling writer and a solidly married man. Then came success - and destruction. Of his marriage.

And almost of himself. For Whit was gay and now there was nothing to repress who he was and what he wanted: a man to love, among so many men to love. And in an odyssey of desperate need and obsessive desire he journeyed to the heights and to the depths of the heart - and of the flesh...

"A man confused, tormented and overwhelmed by his erotic disposition...essentially homosexual, though occasionally heterosexual, and sometimes just sexual... good, direct, penetrating...evokes the poignant peculiarities of L.A. in a way that compares well with Christopher Isherwood and Joan Didion." -Leonard Michaels, in New West