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Pennsylvania Station

Narrated by: Hunter Elliott
Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
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Manhattan, 1962. Frederick Bailey is a quiet, cultured, closeted architect reluctantly drawn into the effort to save Pennsylvania Station from being demolished. But when he meets Curt, a vibrant, immature gay activist more than half his age, he is overtaken by passions he hasn't felt in years, putting everything he cares about - his friends, his family, his career and reputation - at risk. As the elegant old train station is dismantled piece by piece to make way for the crass new Madison Square Garden sports arena, Frederick must undergo a reckoning he has dreaded all his life. Award-winning author Patrick E. Horrigan delves into the fractured psyches of mid-20th-century gay men, conjuring a picture of New York City and the nation on the brink of explosive cultural change.

©2018 Patrick E. Horrigan (P)2018 Lethe Press

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  • 12-18-18

somber but appealing

Well-written and well-narrated story of a somber forty year old man, closeted and conservative, who gets into a relationship with an egocentric twenty year old boy who fights for gay rights. The writer pays lots of attention to the history of New York in the sixties. We are witnessing a long stream of memories and his thoughts on historic buildings, old age and relationships. It’s a distantly told story with well worked out characters and suppressed emotions.

In some passages there is a distracting background noise in the recording. The chosen tone of the narrator fits the story very well.