Books by Pier Vittorio Tondelli

SEPARATE ROOMS by Pier Vittorio Tondelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1993

"A sweet-natured swan song, and a notable addition to the gay- fiction bookshelf."
From the late Tondelli (who died in 1991 of AIDS), a first US publication: the story of Italian writer Leo's pilgrimage in search of gay love and, especially, in homage to Thomas, with whom he enjoyed the affair of his life. ``Into Silence'' (the first of three movements—Thomas was a musician) finds Leo flying to Munich, Thomas's hometown, and flashing back to his first meeting with his German lover—who was not ``a Whitman'' (i.e., promiscuous) but had ``an aura of tenderness.'' Tondelli's prose lyrically evokes Leo's yearning and the arc of the affair while also providing a tour of European gay lifestyles before fast-cutting to Thomas dying in Munich and an hallucinogenic dark night of the soul for Leo. Read full book review >