Sion Alone: Book 3 of Another Way of Being

Sion Alone Book of Another Way of Being Sion Alone is the third volume of the autobiographical novel Another Way of Being It continues from the point where the second volume of Another Way of Being ended and follows Sion s life and relation

  • Title: Sion Alone: Book 3 of Another Way of Being
  • Author: Sion Liscannor
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sion Alone is the third volume of the autobiographical novel Another Way of Being It continues from the point where the second volume of Another Way of Being ended and follows Sion s life and relationships over the following two years, so he is about eighteen at the start of the book and close to 20 at the end In this time Sion returns to his Cambridge College to make aSion Alone is the third volume of the autobiographical novel Another Way of Being It continues from the point where the second volume of Another Way of Being ended and follows Sion s life and relationships over the following two years, so he is about eighteen at the start of the book and close to 20 at the end In this time Sion returns to his Cambridge College to make a new start with his undergraduate studies, he gets involved with the Gay Liberation movement in Cambridge, and he has affairs with two boys, both of whom are somewhat younger than he As a 30 year old American straight male who has read very little gay literature, I found this novel a fascinating insight into gay sensibility Sion Alone is written as a story, but it is also a meditation on the relationship of sexual attraction and love, and on the importance of our perception of physical beauty Because the story closely follows the development of relationships there are inevitably scenes involving sex and some of the writing is intensely erotic I thought I would be repelled by this, but I was not For there is never anything pornographic in Liscannor s style of writing In the course of reading the book I was forced to shed various prejudices about gay people, and in particular about intergenerational relationships The novel also has some interesting perspectives on what it means to think of oneself as gay Sion has an uneasy relationship with the gay community, which he sees as evolving a new orthodoxy, as rigid and constraining as the sexual morality against which it originally rebelled There are some surprises towards the end of the book, when Sion s life begins to move in a new direction.

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