Fiction. LGBT Studies. Jewish Studies. How does a straight American soldier with a girl back home return from a tour of duty in Iceland with The Works of Oscar Wilde as his most cherished souvenir? The answer is a cosmopolitan tale of love, friendship, and the influence of life upon life set in pre-Stonewall World War II, transcending boundaries of gay and straight, Jew and gentile, and illustrating the Wildean dictum "to reveal art and conceal the artist is art's aim."
Terry Gordon Colbert was born February 3, 1946, and was raised in Galesburg, Illinois. He studied English as an undergraduate and graduate at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and also did some graduate work in religious studies in Evanston, where he met his partner Jim Mason in 1977. They lived in Illinois and Kansas before moving in 1996 to San Francisco. Terry retired from the University of California, San Francisco, in 2011. He and Jim are associate members of the San Francisco Fog Rugby Football Club. Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA