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Better Angel

Better Angel by Richard Meeker
By: (1901-1996)

Better Angel by Richard Meeker is a captivating novel that tells the story of a young man coming to terms with his sexuality in a society that is not accepting of those who are different. The protagonist, Peter, struggles with his feelings for other men while also trying to navigate his relationships with friends and family.

Meeker's writing is powerful and evocative, drawing the reader into Peter's world and making them feel his emotions as if they were their own. The novel is a beautiful exploration of the complexities of love, identity, and acceptance.

One of the most impressive aspects of Better Angel is Meeker's ability to capture the time period in which the story is set – the early 20th century. The historical context adds depth to the narrative and helps the reader understand the challenges faced by Peter and others like him during that time.

Overall, Better Angel is a thought-provoking and moving read that will stay with you long after you've finished it. Meeker's writing is both poignant and powerful, making this novel a must-read for anyone looking for a story that is both compelling and emotionally resonant.

Book Description:
In 1933, Forman Brown wrote, under the pseudonym Richard Meeker, a controversial novel called Better Angel, about a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality. This novel is regarded as "the first American novel to present the 'gay' experience in a healthy light."

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