Gay Bar

Jeremy Atherton Lin


‘Gay Bar’ is a sparkling, richly individual history of the gay bars of London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, focusing on the post-AIDs crisis years of the 1990s to the present day. It is also the story of Jeremy Atherton Lin’s own experiences as a gay man, and the lifelong romance that began one restless night in Soho. In prose both playful and challenging, he immerses his reader in the unique experience of a life lived in and out of these spaces.

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ISBN: 9781783785834 Category: Tags: ,

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Weight 0.22 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm








306.76609421 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K


‘Brilliantly written and incisive’ Colm T�ib�n ‘An absolute tour de force’ Maggie NelsonWinner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for AutobiographyLonglisted for the Jhalak Prize 2022 Propulsive music and euphoric crowds; drag queens and go-go dancers; strobe lights, dark rooms and glory holes. Gay bars have long been sites of joy and solidarity, sexual expression and activism. But around the world, they are closing. Atherton Lin draws from his experiences of clubs, pubs and dives in London, San Francisco and Los Angeles – and a transatlantic romance that began late one restless night – to trace queer histories. An expansive and vivacious celebration of an institution, Gay Bar is also a stylish, intimate exploration of what these spaces mean, how they are changing and what we stand to lose when they close their doors. ‘Essential’ Vogue ‘This is exceptional writing’ Financial Times


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