by Tom Wakefield
Gay Men's Press, 1983, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0907040284
Near Fine Condition, ex-library (protected dustjacket, cancelled stamps to front and back flyleaf',sticker on spine), minor edge and shelf wear
'Cyril and Lem meet up doing National Service in the 1950's. So begins their life together, reflecting the ups and downs, changes and continuities in the position of gay men over a quarter of a century. Comic and sad, tender and fierce by turns, Mates affirms just how extraordinary the lives of ordinary gays can be. A story of survival, sensitivity told by a novelist with a well established reputation.'