Book ONE of the Boy’s Trilogy. Peter, the quiet, scholarly, marching band member, and Tom, the outgoing, popular, athlete, have a chance meeting. Outwardly so different, inwardly so much the same. They develop a strong relationship but being the 1950s they hide their true feelings from friends and family. From high school to university to graduate school to professions their love grows while having numerous adventures. In Chapter 36 they meet Vladek whose coming of age story is in the book – Russia My Home.
Book TWO of the Boy’s Trilogy. Moscow born, Vladek’s coming of age tale. His first love is Hans Eberhardt, his German high school teacher. Fluent in German he works for Soviet intelligence during World War II and becomes an aide (and lover) to a Soviet General. His next lover is an American officer. He eventually moves to the USA where he becomes respected in his profession while having many friends and numerous affairs.
Book THREE of the Boy’s Trilogy. Peter and Tom of Boy’s of the 1950s are now friends of Vlad, the Moscow boy of Russia My Home. They have numerous adventures with their circle of acquaintances. Adventures include Peter and Tom seeing Bette and Barry at the Continental Baths and getting involved in the Stonewall riots. Peter’s son develops strong feelings for a farm boy. The story continues from 1965 to the present day.