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Lewis DeSimone (born January 18)

A native Bostonian, Lewis DeSimone majored in English at Harvard and earned an M.A. in creative writing at the University of California, Davis. He currently lives in San Francisco, which he believes is as close to paradise as the Lower 48 can get. His work has appeared in Christopher Street, the James White Review, the San Francisco Sentinel, the Bay Area Reporter, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Harrington Gay Mens Fiction Quarterly, and the anthology Beyond Definition. His debut novel, Chemistry, is a love story about the ineffable qualities that draw people together and sometimes force them apart.

The Heart’s History won a 2012 Rainbow Awards as Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction.

Further Readings:

The Heart's History by Lewis DeSimone
Paperback: 308 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (May 5, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1590213424
ISBN-13: 978-1590213421
Amazon: The Heart's History
Amazon Kindle: The Heart's History

This is Edward architect, friend, lover, mystery. Everyone has their own Edward a kaleidoscope of images struggling to define a man who has never let anyone get too close. But now, Edward is dying, and all of his loved ones are desperate to understand him, to connect fully with him, before it's too late.

In this beautiful and haunting novel, Lewis DeSimone, author of the acclaimed Chemistry, explores the hidden depths of love, the struggle to maintain a balance between connection and individuality. Edward's illness is set against the backdrop of a sea change in gay culture, a time when AIDS is assumed to be simply a manageable condition, and when the drive for assimilation through marriage, or the military has begun to trump the distinct characteristics that were once a source of pride. Deftly shifting perspectives to paint a compelling portrait of a man and a community on the cusp of a critical transition, The Heart's History gives hope that, despite the impossibility of ever achieving true oneness with another person, it is the attempt itself that gives life its greatest joy.

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2012

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