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Safe as Houses by Alex Jeffers

Safe as Houses by Alex Jeffers


The Gay Men's Press (GMP) title from 1998. All copies are new, but show the age of their publication.


Safe as Houses is the story of Allen Pasztory, the hearing son of Hungarian-born deaf parents. When Allen eventually finds a partner for life, Jeremy comes complete with a five-year-old son, and in due course the pair also foster Allen's outcast nephew Kit. In a rich and complex tapestry, the lives of Allen and his loved ones are threaded together into an alternative family with its unique traumas and joys. This is a book about being different: being deaf, being a gay man and a lesbian who marry and have a child, being the son of two gay men. Beautiful in language, resonant with the minutiae of human emotion, this is a book that readers will treasure for decades to come. 




"Safe as Houses is a gay novel about family values...a novel as complex as humanity about how to wrest decency and love out of uncertainty. It is a book about how real families improvise their way toward love" - Edmund White


"While other novels are content to show us the surface of gay male lives, Safe as Houses brings us inside in ways that enlighten and illuminate" - Michael Bronski

  • Details

    Imprint: The Gay Men's Press (GMP) 

    Publication date: 1998

    ISBN: 9780854492534

    Pages: 364

    Format: Paperback

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