This book awakened in me so many memories of my own life experience of being Gay in America. Even though this is a historical novel, it might as well be set in 1985, 95, or today. It is rare to find a book with so much emotional power. The author does an outstanding job of showing the reader the life with the closet of fear. The angst, compartmentalizing life, and trust issues are demonstrated so realistically through this book, I actually had to set it down a few times, because it struck a cord in my own past. Several times in my own life I have felt like Mildred. The intimate view into this character’s life serves as a mirror that reflects back into your own soul.
Not only do I highly recommend this book, but it is my opinion that this text is destine to become a classic in the area of fostering tolerance, understanding and acceptance of people with differences. I commend the author for the courage to write such a story.