Sam Kenyon Reads from His Debut Novel, I Am Not Raymond Wallace
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
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There’s nothing we like more than to highlight the exceptional talents of our queer literary community, so it’s our pleasure to bring you I Am Not Raymond Wallace by debut author Sam Kenyon.
Manhattan, 1963: Raymond lands in the New York Times newsroom on a three-month bursary from Cambridge University. To his surprise, he’s tasked with a journalistic investigation into the ‘explosion of overt homosexuality’ in the city. On an undercover assignment, a secret world is revealed to Raymond, one which will awaken repressed desires; a world in which he meets Joey.
This is the story of a generation of queer men seeking a community, kinship, love, acceptance, and ultimately redemption. We can’t wait for you to fall in love with it.
This podcast is edited and produced by Megan Bay Dorman, and programmed by Matt Casbourne.