9780986000782

I Loved You More

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  • ISBN13:

    9780986000782

  • ISBN10:

    0986000787

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/1/2014
  • Publisher: Hawthorne Books
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Summary

Tom Spanbauer’s first novel in seven years is a love story triangle akin to The Marriage Plot and Freedom, only with a gay main character who charms gays and straights alike. I Loved You More is a rich, expansive tale of love, sex, and heartbreak, covering twenty-five years in the life of a striving, emotionally wounded writer. In New York, Ben forms a bond of love with his macho friend and foil, Hank. Years later in Portland, a now ill Ben falls for Ruth, who provides the care and devotion he needs, though they cannot find true happiness together. Then Hank reappears and meets Ruth, and real trouble starts. Set against a world of struggling artists, the underground sex scene of New York in the 1980s, the drab, confining Idaho of Ben’s youth, and many places in between, I Loved You More is the author’s most complex and wise novel to date.

Author Biography

Tom Spanbauer was born in a trunk in the Princess Theater in Pocatello, Idaho. Not really. The Princess Theater wasn’t anymore by the time he came on the scene. He went to Catholic School until the eighth grade and then to Pocatello High School, then graduated from the newly finished Highland High. Five years at Idaho State University and he received a BA in English with a minor in German. In 1969 Tom went into the Peace Corps and he spent two years in Kenya, East Africa. Then came the 70s and the Married Years in Boise, Idaho. In 1978, Tom set himself free and moved to New England, then Key West, the finally settled in New York City for seven years. Tom, a survivor of AIDS, has lived and worked in Portland for fifteen years where he teaches Dangerous Writing. His novels include Faraway Places, The Man Who Fell In Love With The Moon, In The City of Shy Hunters, and Now Is The Hour.

Table of Contents

Book One: Hank & Ben

Part one: Got to go pal
1. The Maroni
2. First date
3. The bullies
4. The West Side Y
5. The women
6. Pennsylvania ghosts
7. The Spike

Part two: Idaho
8. The most miserable of all
9. Sweat lodge
10. Sister
11. No hay palabras

Book Two:Ben & Ruth
12. The real world
13. Portlandia, 1995
14. Father
15. Misery
16. The promise
17. The way it is
18. Hope

Book Three: Hank & Ruth
19. The spider web
20. Stink eye
21. The end, my friend
22. The More Loving One

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