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The Lost Language of Cranes
by David Leavitt | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingAylaMeywing of Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on 8/2/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAylaMeywing from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Wednesday, August 02, 2017

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Goodreads: David Leavitt's extraordinary first novel, now reissued in paperback, is a seminal work about family, sexual identity, home, and loss.

Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own crisis: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to this family is Philip's father's own struggle with his latent homosexuality, realized only in his Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip's admission to his parents and his father's hidden life provoke changes that forever alter the landscape of their worlds.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAylaMeywing at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (8/6/2017 UTC) at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands


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Journal Entry 3 by wingcreativeChaoswing at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands on Thursday, June 28, 2018

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Released 1 mo ago (7/8/2018 UTC) at Castricum, Noord-Holland Netherlands


This book is on my shelf for quite some time. It has a Post-it-memo on it with Boekentrol and her name in crayon on the innersole. If she does not want it (anymore) she can leave it at the big annual BC-meeting at the beach... 

Journal Entry 4 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Friday, July 13, 2018

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Untill it came my way in Castricum, it was on my wishlist. And because it's a 1001-book I have double reason to welcome this book :-)
It may take a while before I get to it, but you'll hear from me. 

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