The Pleasuring of Men
"The Pleasuring of Men is the coming-of-age story of Tom Vaughan, a gay man living in New York City in the nineteenth century. It’s his coming out story, the tale of his sexual blossoming as Tom works as a prostitute for an escort service thinly disguised as a messenger company called Young America. In the process, Tom learns about himself, his body, and humanity. The novel is deftly drawn with rich descriptions, a rhythmic balance of action, dialogue, and exposition, and a nicely understated plot. The Pleasuring of Men is both engaging and provocative.” —Sean Moran"
Clifford Browder is a writer and retired freelance editor living in New York City. His poetry has appeared in Heliotrope, The Main Street Rag, Runes, Snake Nation Review, The Bitter Oleander, nycBigCityLit.com, and elsewhere. Excerpts from his long novel Metropolis have been published in New York Stories, Quarter After Eight, and Third Coast. He is also author of two published biographies and a critical study of the French Surrealist poet André Breton.