Perfect Freedom

Perfect Freedom They were the fabulous Coslings of St Tropez dapper American expatriate Stuart Cosling his ravishing French wife Helene and their stunningly handsome son Robbie To his parents Robbie was still a bo

  • Title: Perfect Freedom
  • Author: Gordon Merrick
  • ISBN: 9781555832971
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • They were the fabulous Coslings of St Tropez dapper American expatriate Stuart Cosling, his ravishing French wife Helene, and their stunningly handsome son Robbie To his parents, Robbie was still a boy, but in the spring of 1938, on a cruise of the Greek islands, Robbie discovered the pleasures of manhood It wasn t until a certain season in St Tropez that Robbie disThey were the fabulous Coslings of St Tropez dapper American expatriate Stuart Cosling, his ravishing French wife Helene, and their stunningly handsome son Robbie To his parents, Robbie was still a boy, but in the spring of 1938, on a cruise of the Greek islands, Robbie discovered the pleasures of manhood It wasn t until a certain season in St Tropez that Robbie discovered the endless passion that comes only once with first love.

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    1. Son of a stockbroker, Merrick studied French Literature at Princeton before becoming an actor on Broadway Prior to WWII he landed a role in Kaufman Hart s The Man Who Came to Dinner and even became Hart s lover for a time Due to a hearing problem he had a draft deferrment but served in the O.S.S rising to the rank of Captain for his service in France His first novel, The Strumpet Wind 1947 , told of an American spy in France during WWII I have not imagined the world in which these people lived, he wrote.Besides appearing on Broadway, he worked as a reporter on many newspapers He also contributed book reviews and articles to The New Republic, Ikonos and other periodicals In all, Merrick wrote 13 books, but it was his specialized novels that dealt with gay issues which became best sellers Merrick s works are rarely included in anthologies, and few discussions of American gay authors mention him Some dismiss Merrick because of his obvious romanticism others do so because he sprinkles explicit sex scenes in these later novels.Merrick examines the likelihood of self actualization, identity politics and the role that power plays in relationships He rejected socially imposed roles and labels, insisting that each gay person question the assumptions underlying their life Gordon Merrick broke new ground that has only recently become fertile Deeper probing into Merrick s works will undoubtedly yield richer understandings of the complex social dynamics that construct networks of control over human sexuality.

    2. Interesting that Gordon Merrick was a bestselling author, despite the homophobia of his time.This was the hottest thing I could get my hands on at 13.It worked.

    3. Set in the years running up to WWII, we find the Coslings acquiring and subsequently establishing themselves on a vast acreage beside the then undiscovered St Tropez. Stuart Cosling and his partner Helene hope to escape the rat-race of life in the USA and live closer to nature, raising their young son Robbie in their chosen idyllic seclusion. But much changes over the 1930 and little do they realise the change about to come upon St Topez, and that their acres will bring them great wealth and sta [...]

    4. Very dated, but it's it's interesting to set it in the onslaught of WWII. The sailing trip to Greece was very evocative.

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