Published well ahead of its time, in 1966 by Greenleaf Classics, Song of the Loon is a romantic novel that tells the story of Ephraim MacIver and his travels through the wilderness. Along his journey, he meets a number of characters who share with him stories, wisdom and homosexual encounters. The most popular erotic gay book of the 1960s and 1970s, Song of the Loon was the inspiration for two sequels, a 1970 film of the same name, at least one porn movie and a parody novel called Fruit of the Loon. Unique among pulp novels of the time, the gay characters in Song of the Loon are strong and romantically drawn, which has earned the book a place in the canon of gay American literature.
Original title: Song of the Loon
Genre: Fiction→ Western→ Native Americans
Fiction→ Western→ Romance
Fiction→ Religious→ Hinduism
Fiction→ Adult/Mature Content
Fiction→ Gay & Lesbian→ Romance & Relationships
- The 2005 reprint includes an introduction by Michael Bronski and interviews with and articles about the author.