Mark Roeder gives us a coming out tale set in the WWII era. Set at Mark's beloved Indiana University in Bloomington, A Triumph of Will attempts to surpass the strictures of being just another coming out tale by drawing parallels between racial bigotry and sexual bigotry. I think it succeeds quite well. Also, the inclusion of the real-life Alfred Kinsey added aspects to the tale that might otherwise have been missing and made for a more interesting story overall.
At just 186 pages this is one of Mark's shorter works and though the story that it told was complete, it left me wanting more time with these characters. But then the possibility of a sequel is a good thing.
The newspaper clips that were included in the book to move the story along met their goal but were a bit unrealistic both in style and in some niggling historical details but they serve the story well enough that any lapses are forgivable.
If you liked Mark's earlier works, then you'll most assuredly like this one as well. If you've not read anything else by this author, this one is more well-written than some of his earliest work and yet can stand completely on its own. By all means, check it out.