The Youngest Director by Martyn GoffThe Youngest Director by Martyn Goff

The Youngest Director

byMartyn GoffIntroduction byMartin Dines

Paperback | September 24, 2013

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'Mr. Goff writes compassionately and he has a gift for bringing out the drama in people's ordinary confrontations with each other.' - <i>Sunday Times</i> <br><br> 'A sophisticated book which demonstrates the conflict between private desires and public eminence.' - <i>John O'London's</i> <br><br> '[R]ewarding . . . a story that is altogether plausible, entertaining, and not weighed down with tragedy.' - <i>Mattachine Review</i> <br><br> At 32, Leonard Bissel seems to have everything going for him: newly appointed as the youngest director of a major London corporation, he has a posh house in Chelsea, a shiny black MG, and a promising new relationship. There's just one problem: Leonard's boss and his family expect him to marry, not knowing that he is secretly gay and wants nothing more than to settle down in a stable relationship with his partner, John. As Leonard's employer and his parents increase the pressure on him to marry, he will be faced with an impossible decision: is he willing to give up his job, his family, his home, and everything he's worked for in order to remain true to his own identity and the person he loves? <br><br> Published in 1961, when homosexuality was still illegal in England, Martyn Goff's <i>The Youngest Director</i> is a landmark of British gay fiction. A gripping story exposing the injustice and prejudice faced by gay men in the mid-20th century, Goff's novel remains highly topical today as gay rights and the struggle for marriage equality continue to dominate the headlines. This edition, the first in 30 years, includes a new introduction by Martin Dines and an afterword by the author.
Title:The Youngest DirectorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:Valancourt BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1939140412

ISBN - 13:9781939140418

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