DEBUT: CHICAGO, 1952
December 2008 * ISBN 978-1-4363-6937-4 * $23.99 (paperback), $34.99 (hardback)
Description: Against the background of forbidden gay bars and the need to lead double lives a half century ago, the secret relationship between two gay men is further complicated when they must take care of the mother of one of them who is dying.
Orchard House Press
November 2008 * ISBN 978-1-59092-695-6 * $11.99
Description: Lesléa Newman, the current Poet Laureate of Northampton, MA gives us a new poetry collection that explores mother/daughter relationships, family dynamics, cultural and sexual identity, and aging and loss. “Lesléa Newman has given us a strong book of carefully crafted poems that never run dry.” — Marge Piercy
Paul G. Bens, Jr.
Mahape a ale Wala’au
February 2008 * ISBN 978-60370-279-9
Description: On the Island of O’ahu, vacationing Toshi meets the Speedo-clad Kristopher, a stunning Hawaiian student who sometimes needs “to be a little less” than his serious life affords him to be. As the two embark upon a sensual game throughout the streets of Waikiki, Toshi learns that sometimes he needs to be “something more” than he has let himself be.
Forever the Fat Kid
January 2008 * ISBN: 978-1-4251-3945-2 * $18.00
Description: A memoir exploring how issues of weight, race, sexuality and family dysfunction play out in one man’s search for happiness… (and success in musical theater!).