Douglas Sadownick is now a practising psychiatrist in California and doubtless a brilliant one. Like Harper Lee, he has written only one novel, and it is a memorably fabulous one. It is a first person account of Mikey's life as a child in the Bronx, his first and happy/heartrending love for the Hispanic, Hector; his later love in a time of AIDS for his unfaithful partner and an exploration of himself and his disfunctional family who are one of the great literary creations. Life as it must have been in the Bronx, in a Jewish family, comes vividly off the page, sad and funny (often laugh-out-loud funny) and sexy as Mikey discovers his sexuality. His love for Hector, and the nature of their teenage relationship, is haunting.
This has to be one of the greats of modern gay literature.