Aubade, long recognized as a classic of gay fiction, and written when the author was 16, was one of the first novels with a gay theme to be widely reviewed and read.
“Resolves the mixed and complex emotions of adolescence into the timeless purity of art. Most books about such years come from the pressure of emotional maturity. Kenneth Martin writes from the very heart of them.”
Waiting for the Sky to Fall, “a long novel with a canvas as wide and colorful as CinemaScope” (The People) is the controversial portrait of a class and generation struggling to find meaning in postwar Britain.
“He writes in an unusual style for a young man, clear, epithet-free, seemingly precise, yet soft like an aquatint . . . anyone who feels as if there were a curtain between him and the younger generation should read this novel.”