AUTHOR: Michael Cunningham
PUBLISHER: Picador
LANGUAGE: English
DATE: 1998
PAGES: 343
ISBN:
9780312202316
AWARDS: Stonewall Book Award Nominee for Literature (1991), Lambda Literary Award Nominee for Gay Men’s Fiction (1990)

A Home at the End of the World

by Michael Cunningham

From Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, comes this widely praised novel of two boyhood friends: Jonathan, lonely, introspective, and unsure of himself; and Bobby, hip, dark, and inarticulate. In New York after college, Bobby moves in with Jonathan and his roommate, Clare, a veteran of the city’s erotic wars. Bobby and Clare fall in love, scuttling the plans of Jonathan, who is gay, to father Clare’s child. Then, when Clare and Bobby have a baby, the three move to a small house upstate to raise “their” child together and, with an odd friend, Alice, create a new kind of family. 

INCLUSION CRITERIA

A main character (Bobby) is attracted to people of multiple genders.

QUOTES

“I was not beautiful, but I believed I had the possibility of beauty in me.”
― Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

“I was not ladylike, nor was I manly. I was something else altogether. There were so many different ways to be beautiful.”
― Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

“I’m talking about a little truth-in-packaging here. To be perfectly frank, you don’t quite look like yourself. And if you walk around looking like someone other than who you are, you could end up getting the wrong job, the wrong friends, who knows what-all. You could end up with somebody else’s life.”
I shrugged again, and smiled. “This is my life,” I said. “It doesn’t seem like the wrong one.”
― Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

“We’d hoped for love of a different kind, love that knew and forgave our human frailty but did not miniaturize our grander ideas of ourselves.”
― Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

“I suppose at heart it was the haircut that did it; that exploded the ordinary order of things and showed me the possibilities that had been there all along, hidden among the patterns in the wallpaper. In a different age, we used to take acid for more or less the same reason.”
― Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World

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