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Every True PleasureLGBTQ Tales of North Carolina$
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Wilton Barnhardt

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469646800

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646800.001.0001

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Adult Art

Adult Art

For George Hackney Eatman and Hiram Johnson Cuthrell Jr.

(p.15) Adult Art
Every True Pleasure
Allan Gurganus
University of North Carolina Press

In Adult Art, a short story by Allan Gurganus, a closeted gay Superintendent of Schools-who has what he calls an added tenderness-bonds with Barker, a shy newcomer in town, over their mutual love of the Adult Art Film and Book store. The evening unfolds as they watch an adult film together in Barker's house, stirring up old memories, imaginings of the future, and secret intimacy.

Keywords:   adult art, Allan Gurganus, short story, Superintendent of Schools, Adult Art Firm and Book Store, film

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