Books by Mark Merlis

JD by Mark Merlis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"While the novel should be applauded for its ambitious goals, it falls short of actually achieving most of them."
Merlis' new novel deals with the tenacity of the past and one woman's struggle to reconcile her dead husband's account of their life, their marriage and the death of their son with her own memories. Read full book review >
MAN ABOUT TOWN by Mark Merlis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2003

"A small tale about an ordinary man—though one with unusual resonance for gay men who've outgrown 'the scene.'"
When his partner of 15 years leaves him, middle-aged gay Joel Lingeman is forced to come to terms with his past fantasies and reexamine things as they are. Read full book review >
AN ARROW'S FLIGHT by Mark Merlis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 14, 1998

"One of a kind, for sure, and more rewarding than not in its wit and thoughtfulness."
A second novel from the author of American Studies (1994) retells the legend of Neoptolemus and Philocetes as a tale of contemporary gay life. Read full book review >
AMERICAN STUDIES by Mark Merlis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 1994

"In spite of being a little too long and sometimes overwritten, this is a substantial first novel and one that promises much from its author."
This ambitious and intelligent first novel by a D.C.-based gay writer focuses on the bad old days before Stonewall and one victim of the dual McCarthyisms of red-hunting and gay-baiting. Read full book review >