Peridot

Peridot Steve is a jeweler who specializes in rare gems He s a rare gem himself for the s a bachelor with a certain reputation Nate his best friend and business partner has never had that sort of reput

  • Title: Peridot
  • Author: Lucius Parhelion
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 346
  • Format: ebook
  • Steve is a jeweler who specializes in rare gems He s a rare gem himself for the 1950s, a bachelor with a certain reputation Nate, his best friend and business partner, has never had that sort of reputation, so when Steve gets the call that Nate was caught in establishment that caters to his type, he goes home to see what s up.Nate s got problems of his own, as wellSteve is a jeweler who specializes in rare gems He s a rare gem himself for the 1950s, a bachelor with a certain reputation Nate, his best friend and business partner, has never had that sort of reputation, so when Steve gets the call that Nate was caught in establishment that caters to his type, he goes home to see what s up.Nate s got problems of his own, as well as the most supportive and nosy family a man could ask for He has things he wants to tell Steve, but will society allow it to happen Parhelion s Peridot is the tale of an unconventional romance in a very conventional time, full of laughs, tears, and ultimately, friendship.Words 14355

    One thought on “Peridot”

    1. This was a beautiful story of love and friendship. Told in the first person, it has a depth that I haven't seen in a story lately. Steve Corvey and Nate Jowlett grew up together so when Steve's father dies leaving his Jewelry business to Steve, Nate goes to the Gemological Institute. The two men become business partners. When Nate's wife leaves him, Steve is there for to comfort him even if it means pity sex. I absolutely loved the characters on Steve and Nate who showed that love transcends eve [...]

    2. I’ve read a lot of gay short stories since I started in this game, and not many stand out, sad to say, I do have favourites that I return to… but that’s another story…. It generally takes something like a Saki short story to stick in my head.So the discovery of this little gem (pun not intended but unable to avoid) was a nice surprise. I had no idea who Parhelion is, never heard of him/her before, so I had no expectations going into the story – I read it because it was marginally “hi [...]

    3. Peridot is not a long book, but its plot is complex and engaging -- and best of all, surprising. Love does not always take us in the directions we plan, no matter how much we might want it to do so. If you are up for a book that's a little off the beaten path, where the obvious happy ever after ending isn't going to happen -- you'll want to get Peridot.

    4. Erastes has written a great review of this story, so I won't repeat what she says.More than anything, Parhelion has captured the expectations and possibilities available to gay men in the 50's. Remember, sodomy was still illegal in those days. Gay men were reviled as an entity even though individuals may have been accepted by their friends. You know the attitude: "Joe's okay but gay guys in general freak me out."The same could have been said of black people and muslims in later years.Some gay me [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *