Gordon Merrick The Great Urge Downward

ISBN 13: 9780380889716

The Great Urge Downward

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9780380889716: The Great Urge Downward

Besides family fortune and good looks, Lance Vanderholden had it all-a Navy career, a society marriage, and a bad-boy notoriety. But his true desires turned this young man to angry rebellion and his loves into violent insatiable guilt and the guilt into self-inflicted punishment. His descent into dangerous thrills is fast, and no one denies him whatever he desires. Until he meets Robbie Cosling, a young man who has done it all before-and who loves Lance enough to risk everything for him.

Gordon Merrick was the author of more than ten novels, including Perfect Freedom and the much-loved Peter and Charlie trilogy-The Lord Won't Mind, One for the Gods, and Forth Into Light-as well as the posthumously published The Good Life. He died in Sri Lanka in 1988.

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Gay fiction doesn't get any more tawdry or overheated than the novels of Gordon Merrick, touted as "the Harold Robbins of gay fiction." Golden-haired Lance Vanderholden, an actor struggling to escape his old-money family and his failed marriage, travels to the Central American town of Puerto Veragua. Renting a small house that comes with a curiously uninhibited and sexually precocious servant girl trained to please men, he finds himself drawn into a variety of sordid arrangements, including a depraved alliance with the mysterious Don Antonio, who loves Lance because he is "rotten with generations of money and power." This reprinting of the 1984 sequel to Perfect Freedom also brings the glamorous and commanding Robbie Cosling back to life. It's sexy, forgettable reading, with none of those pesky pretensions to literary merit. --Regina Marler

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Merrick, Gordon
Published by Avon (1984)
ISBN 10: 0380889714 ISBN 13: 9780380889716
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