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AUTHOR: Terry Andrews (George Selden)
PUBLISHER: Avon Books
DATE: November 1, 1985
The Story of Harold
by Terry Andrews (George Selden)
“For now — Relax! And come with me. You have no choice: I’ve invited you. We will have a lot of sex. You are going to laugh a great deal — people have no idea how blithe a suicide can be! — and you will meet a few human beings whom you’ll have to love as much as I do.”
With these words Terry Andrews, bestselling author of a beloved children’s classic welcomes us to his world. THE STORY OF HAROLD is a Dantesque excursion through a garden of tortured and unfulfilled relationships: one with a woman whom Terry sleeps with and cares for but cannot love completely; another with a surgeon, father of six, who is Terry’s most cherished — and most unreciprocating — lover; and another with a sad young boy already doomed to a life of insecurity and failure, whome Terry strives to redeem — even as he prepares his own suicide. As Terry beguiles the boy further spellbinding exploits of Harold — the hero of his famous book — the reader follows Terry, with terror and pity, to the end of his appointed journey.
A main character (Terry) is attracted to people of multiple genders.