An Older Man, by Wayne Hoffman, is his contemporary literary fiction novella with m/m romantic comedy elements, free for a limited time courtesy of LGBT specialty publisher Lethe Press’ Bear Bones imprint.
This is a sequel to Hoffman’s literary fiction novel about the New York gay community set in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s, Hard, which was previously offered free.
This continues the story of one of the main characters two decades later, as he reluctantly comes to term with the changes in his self-image during the course of a Bear Week vacation celebration as he discovers his prospective romantic partners no longer view him as youthful, but instead a mature suitor. Offered DRM-free worldwide @ Amazon.
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Moe Pearlman — once the 20-something protagonist of Hard — is now over 40, overweight, and going gray. For someone used to being the adorable younger guy chasing after older men, that’s not particularly easy. But Moe’s whole conception of himself is challenged when he spends Bear Week in Provincetown, an event that brings thousands of men to the tip of Cape Cod the week after Independence Day.
Still singular in his focus and sexual appetites, Moe hopes he’ll find a hot older guy — at tea dance, walking down Commercial Street, or cruising the Dick Dock — and have an intense summer fling. But things aren’t going exactly as planned. Joining him on vacation is Moe’s ex-lover Gene and Gene’s new boyfriend Carlos, so Moe has no reason to feel lonely, but when the older objects of Moe’s affection start looking right past him in favor of younger rivals, Moe is shaken to the core.
One thing is certain: When Moe gets on the ferry to go home after a week in Provincetown, he won’t be the same man he was when he arrived.