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Wayne Hoffman Reading: An Older Man

Permanent Link | Posted by Front Desk on June 22, 2015 1:57 PM



When: Saturday, September 12 from 2 to 3 PM

Where: The DC Center for the LGBT Community, 2000 14th St NW, Suite 105 Washington, DC, 20009

Join us as Wayne Hoffman reads from his newest book, An Older Man!

Wayne Hoffman is the author of three novels. His newest book, An Older Man, is a sequel to his debut novel, the newly re-released Hard; both are published by Bear Bones Books. He is also the author of the Stonewall Book Award-winning Sweet Like Sugar, published by Kensington Books, as well as a contributor to several anthologies. Wayne is also a journalist: His cultural reporting has appeared in the Washington Post, Village Voice, The Nation, The Forward, and The Advocate. He is executive editor of Tablet Magazine. A native of Silver Spring, Maryland, he currently lives in New York City and the Catskills.

An Older Man is about Moe Pearlman -- once the 20-something protagonist of Hard -- who is now over 40, overweight, and going gray. For someone used to being the adorable younger guy chasing after older men, that's not particularly easy. But Moe's whole conception of himself is challenged when he spends Bear Week in Provincetown, an event that brings thousands of men to the tip of Cape Cod the week after Independence Day.

Still singular in his focus and sexual appetites, Moe hopes he'll find a hot older guy -- at tea dance, walking down Commercial Street, or cruising the Dick Dock -- and have an intense summer fling. But things aren't going exactly as planned. Joining him on vacation is Moe's ex-lover Gene and Gene's new boyfriend Carlos, so Moe has no reason to feel lonely, but when the older objects of Moe's affection start looking right past him in favor of younger rivals, Moe is shaken to the core.

One thing is certain: When Moe gets on the ferry to go home after a week in Provincetown, he won't be the same man he was when he arrived.

This event is sponsored by the DC Bear Crue.

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