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Remembering Christmas

Frank Anthony Polito, Michael Salvatore, Tom Mendicino

ISBN 9780758273895
Publish Date 9/27/2011
Format ePub
Categories Gay/Lesbian

Christmastime brings back memories as surely as office parties bring recriminations. The childhood wishes fulfilled (or dashed), the magic of anticipation, fighting over the dinner table…these are the ghosts of every Christmas past and present. Remembering Christmas brings together three holiday stories in a sparkling anthology sprinkled with nostalgia.

It’s Christmas Eve in Tom Mendicino’s Away in a Manger, and James is snowbound en route from New York City to his West Virginia hometown. While the sight of a familiar Motor Lodge sparks longing for a roadside America of yesteryear, his visions of peppermint stick ice cream are thwarted by a vending machine. But amid the revelry at the local diner, James finds something far more satisfying that will change his Christmases forever…

1991, Michigan State University. Best friends Jack and Kirk are preparing for an end-of-semester party in Frank Anthony Polito’s A Christmas to Remember. But there’s something unspoken in the air—and it’s not just the aroma of cinnamon-speckled eggnog. In Missed Connections by Michael Salvatore, two childhood friends reconnect in an airport lounge on Christmas Eve. And over cocktail-fueled reminiscences, they reconsider the paths they’re on—and the roads never taken…

Get what you really want this Christmas, with three captivating stories stuffed with warmth, wit, surprises—and the promise of sweet Christmases yet to come…

With the holidays but a few months away comes the release of "Remembering Christmas," an anthology of three stories set against the backdrop of the Yuletide season.

Stories in the anthology feature gay men embarking on journeys that explore familial relationships, unexpected romance, newfound and renewed friendships, and love and passion. Each story blends humor, drama, and sentimentality in ways that stir the heart and touch the mind. "Remembering Christmas" is truly an outstanding and memorable addition to the annals of gay literature.

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About Frank Anthony Polito:

Frank Anthony Polito is a Brooklyn-based actor and playwright. He can be seen in the films One Angry Man with Jackie Mason, One True Thing with Meryl Streep and Renee Zellweger, and Hitch with Will Smith. On TV he has appeared on Spin City, The Sopranos and One Life to Live. On stage he has worked off-Broadway, and regionally in Washington, D.C., Hartford, CT, and Rochester, MI.

Frank’s first play, JOHN R, was produced in New York City in 2001 and is the basis for his debut novel, BAND FAGS! His play Another Day on Willow St premiered at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2007 where it was named “Outstanding New Play” by Talkin’ Broadway. Other plays have appeared at Bailiwick Repertory Theatre in Chicago, Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA, and at The Dayton Playhouse in Dayton, OH.

Frank holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.F.A. in Theatre from Wayne State University. He grew up in the Detroit suburb of Hazel Park where he was both a Band Fag and a Drama Queer.


About Michael Salvatore:

Michael Salvatore is an award-winning writer and one of six playwrights whose career will be tracked by WritersInsight.com until 2010. He is a graduate of New York University, has studied at Playwrights Horizons and Gotham Writers Workshop, and has written several screenplays. Between Boyfriends is his first novel.

About Tom Mendicino:

Tom Mendicino’s debut novel Probation was an American Library Association Stonewall Honor Book and Lambda Literary Award Finalist. A native of Pittsburgh, he resides in Philadelphia, the city that inspired The Boys from Eighth and Carpenter, with his spouse Nick Ifft. Readers can follow him on Facebook and visit his website at http://www.tommendicinobooks.com/.

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