by Jeff Stookey Author
After returning home to Portland, Oregon from World War I, Carl Holman has to face the realities of his shell-shock and having lost his lover overseas. As he tries to rebuild his life as a surgeon, he befriends a jazz musician by the name of Jimmy Harper - and is hopeful he might find love once again. But many social and legal barriers, as well as both men's baggage, stand in the way. Well-researched and full of period details, this novel is the first in a meticulously-researched trilogy that explores gay men's lives in the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s.
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