Author(s): Richard Amory
A new edition of the novel that helped define the canon of gay American literature. The most popular erotic gay book of the 1960s, "Song of the Loon" is unique amongst pulp novels for its strong delineation of character and the unabashed romance of its settings. Published well ahead of its time in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics and now reissued by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2006, "Song of the Loon" is a lusty gay frontier romance that tells the story of Ephraim Maclver, a 19th century outdoorsman who travels through the American wilderness. On his journey he meets a number of characters who share stories, wisdom and homosexual encounters. The most popular erotic gay work of the 1960s, "Song of the Loon" was the inspiration for two sequels, a 1970 film of the same name, at least one porn movie and a parody novel. Its solid characterisation and romance set it apart from its legions of pulp novel contemporaries and assure it a place in the pantheon of truly influential homosexual books.
About the author:
Richard Amory lived in San Diego, where he wrote six novels under that pseudonym.