eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194;

❰Download❯ ➶ JD Author Mark Merlis – Ahali.co Jonathan Ascher an acclaimed 1960s radical writer and cultural hero has been dead for thirty years             When a would be biographer approaches Ascher’s widow Martha she delves for tJonathan Ascher an acclaimed 1960s radical writer and cultural hero has been dead for thirty years             When a would be biographer approaches Ascher’s widow Martha she delves for the first time into her husband’s papers and all the secrets that come tumbling out of them She finds journals that begin as a wisecracking chronicle of life at the fringes of the New York literary scene then recount Ascher’s sexual adventures in the pre Stonewall gay underground and the social upheavals that led to his famous book “ JD” As Martha reads on she finds herself in a long distance conversation with her dead husband fighting with him again about their rocky marriage and learning about the unseen tragedy in her own apartment that ended with the destruction of their son Mickey Mickey comes to life in the space between Jonathan and Martha’s conflicting portraits of him while Martha and the biographer tangle over the continued relevance of Jonathan’s politics and his unfulfilled vision of a nation remade Martha learns about herself finally through her confr.

Ontation with a man who will not let her go even in death             Mark Merlis’s JD is a brilliant and harrowing view of a half century of the American experiment acted out on a small stage by three people who cannot find a way—neither sex nor touch nor words—to speak their love for one another Best Books of 2015 Fiction Open Letters Monthly Finalist Gay Fiction Lambda Literary Award Finalist Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction Publishing Triangle Best books for public secondary school libraries from university presses American Library Association “Many years after a ’60s New York writer's death his widow confronts their tumultuous marriage and private identities through his journals JD’s most masterful element is its treatment of these two characters both of whom spent their lives groping for contentment like one trying to find a light switch in a darkened room A great writer offers not just tight prose but also insight a series of probing questions that extend from the fictional world into the real one JD asks who its characters were and in.

JD PDFOntation with a man who will not let her go even in death             Mark Merlis’s JD is a brilliant and harrowing view of a half century of the American experiment acted out on a small stage by three people who cannot find a way—neither sex nor touch nor words—to speak their love for one another Best Books of 2015 Fiction Open Letters Monthly Finalist Gay Fiction Lambda Literary Award Finalist Ferro Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction Publishing Triangle Best books for public secondary school libraries from university presses American Library Association “Many years after a ’60s New York writer's death his widow confronts their tumultuous marriage and private identities through his journals JD’s most masterful element is its treatment of these two characters both of whom spent their lives groping for contentment like one trying to find a light switch in a darkened room A great writer offers not just tight prose but also insight a series of probing questions that extend from the fictional world into the real one JD asks who its characters were and in.

eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194;

eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; Mark Merlis is an American writer and health policy analyst He became an independent consultant in 2001 writing papers for government agencies and for organizations such as AARP the American Cancer Society and the Kaiser Family FoundationBorn in Framingham Massachusetts and raised in Balti Maryland Merlis attended Wesleyan University and Brown University He subsequently took a job wit

10 thoughts on “JD

  1. LenaRibka LenaRibka says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDF5 stars Anything else would be an understatementI am a very emotional person and I tend to react very emotionally to my books I know that I tend to react ove


  2. Jim Jim says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFWhat's to become of a deceased writer's legacy when his estate's executor is his widow? And what happens when a gay professor inquires about his papers particularly some never read diaries penned by her philandering dead closeted gay husband the once famous author?This is only the outset of Merlis' fourth and sadly last novel The layers of confessional 1950s and '60s sex tales and betrayals in author Jonathan Ascher's diaries reveal hidden secrets that make Martha his widow question whether his life should be examined in a scholarly


  3. Doug Doug says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFBeautifully written and structured book emotionally satisfying and Merlis does two VERY difficult things here brilliantly One the book is told via two very different characters Martha a 75 year old widow looking back over her life with an iconic 60's radicalauthor and the journals of said author written between 1964 1973 Mo


  4. Chris Bram Chris Bram says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFThis is a terrific novel which is why I blurbed it I am a huge fan of Mark Merlis and this might be his best book yet although I also love An Arrow's Flight JD is sexy dangerous and beautifully written


  5. John Treat John Treat says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFThis book is incredible Let's start with the writing Merlis always seems to have exactly the right phrase Two peaches on an azure plate Camp Cost Plenty Wampum I fucked him the way I want to fuck America He is a great and talented writerBut there's There's the story I'm now the age Jonathan died at in the novel but I am also the age his son Mickey would be had he lived in real life I am both of them No part of me is Martha the wife and mother but I hung on her every word This is a gay novel I'm up for the same gay award for my novel that Merlis's is in fact But JD is also about Vietnam where like Mickey I was too and this novel haunts me for it There have been other gay novels wher


  6. Nicholas Nicholas says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFI've loved Mark Merlis since his first novel American Studies and this one tackles some similar themes It's the story of Jonathan Ascher 60s radical novelist and his widow Martha Jonathan died in the 70s and Martha is asked by an academic to lift the seal on Jonathan's papers so that he can write a biography Martha decides to read t


  7. Eastendleo Eastendleo says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFIt is this interchange that is at the heart of 'JD A Novel' ' I don't see that you can separate political and economic freedom from sexual freedom Of course you can All this sexual freedom is just a drug to make people forget all the ways they aren't free Until the whole system of factories and advertising and pretty cars and naked boys and girls is overthrown we have no idea what a healthy human is what healthy sex or healthy minds might be Or he may be right maybe we could get to a world of perfect freedom where Dennis O'Grady and Geoffrey walk around proudly sporting their Fellatio Party buttons and maybe the bosses will still be grinding boys up in their factories and sending the superfluous ones off to war'Largely taking place between the early '50's and early '70's Mark Merlis turns a relentless eye on t


  8. Mike Campbell Mike Campbell says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFLet me start by saying that Merlis's An Arrow's Flight is a book I've recommended time and time again to friends His other two previous novels were good but IMHO not nearly at the level of 'Arrow' Here I feel he hits it out of the park a second time Since the time frame is late 20th century rather than a fantasy mythological ancient Greece and the tone is realist rather than magical realism many readers may find it accessible than


  9. Graeme Aitken Graeme Aitken says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFMark Merlis is one of the most accomplished American writers of gay themed fiction American Studies Pyrrhus and Man About Town and novelist Christopher Bram de


  10. George K Ilsley George K Ilsley says:

    eBook Mark Merlis #194; JD Kindle #223; #194; JD PDFMark Merlis is an amazing writer and as always his novels are smart and thought provoking JD has a couple of issues maybe only one issue Much of the text is presented as a journal and the font pretends to be from a typewriter This does not lend itself to easy reading I found it a challenge The real issue perhaps is that Martha's voice in the text and Jonathan's voice in the journal entries were not easily distinguished and so they required this font gimmick to signal to the reader who was speaking To my ear Martha sounded just like Jonathan except she did not talk about gay sexOn the other hand because these two characters were married to each other for a long time perhaps their personalities did achieve a fair amount of overlapOverall another serious and somewhat disturbing major achievement from a gifted writer


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