In Youth is Pleasure

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A gay classic coming-of-age novel and an unforgettable slice of British interwar upper-middle class life

Orvil Pym does not fit in. A waifish, eccentric, sensitive fifteen-year-old, he hates school and longs to be alone. Spending his summer holidays in a genteel Surrey hotel with his mysterious father and two brothers who don't understand him, he explores ancient churches, spies on a man rowing in the river and collects antiques, escaping into his own singular aesthetic world. Flagrantly controversial on first publication in 1945, this is an unforgettable portrayal of a young man's sensuous coming of age.

Author: Denton Welch

Paperback  Published 28 September 2021  192 pages

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