Here is a
heartrending tale of young love. Narvel Annable reaches
down into the joys and sorrows of his past to produce an
autobiographic account of adventure, passion and pain. A
cracking whodunit; it features a missing person and
contract killers from the unforgiving criminal underworld
of Detroit. Barely out of his teens, Simeon is homesick
for his beloved Derbyshire, but falls in love with a
mysterious tough-guy called Ahmed.
explores a mixture of magic and menace following two
incompatible personalities, desperately trying to make
their relationship work in the homophobic landscape of
Detroit, January 1966.
Because when you are young, when you are in love and if
you are gay in 1966 - it must be secret. You lust
in secret, hunt in secret and love in secret. See Simeon
in love; a rollercoaster, a frantic mixture of agony and
ecstasy spanning the Atlantic Ocean. He has no support
save for that which was available from the frequently
unreliable world of gay men who were riddled with all
their own personal problems, repressions and hang-ups.
quirky corker in the Derbyshire mystery series from the
irrepressible Narvel Annable. A Boy's Own story from 1966;
it is a most entertaining read.
Narvel reading an extract from his book
'Secret Summer' at Bradford Pride, 2009. Introduced by
Paul Hunt, a leading light of the Bradford LGBT scene.
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