Story of the Night, The
Story of the Night, The by Colm Toibin
"A daring and deeply moving novel set in Argentina int he time of the Generals- a time when the streets are empty at night, and people have trained themselves not to see. Richard Garay lives with his mother, hiding his sexuality from her and from society. Stifled by his job, Richard is willing to take chances, both sexually and professionally. But Argentina is changing, and his country edges towards peace. Richard tentatively begins a love affair. The result is a powerful, brave, and poignant novel of sex, death, and the difficulties of connecting one's inner life with the outside world.