The Heart In Exile
"So effective is the author's treatment . . . that he manages to bring home in a remarkable manner the suffering of the homosexual. . . . It took real courage to write this story, plus a profound insight into human feelings and sensitivities." - Frank G. Slaughter, "New York Times" "A sad, serious first novel called "The Heart in Exile" cannot fairly be ignored.
In Tallenmere, fate has a way of catching up with you...in the waters of the Southern Sea lies an island. Within its pyrogem-laden cliffs, legend says the heart of the dragon god Drae keeps the island, and its occupants, alive. Loralee, daughter of Leogard's High Priestess Arianne, had no idea what she would face when she arrived by boat ten years ago and was left in exile.
Excerpt from Solitude or the Effects of Occasional Retirement on the Mind, the Heart, General Society, in Exile, in Old Age, and on the Bed of Death, in Which the Question Is Considered Whether It Is Easier to Live Virtuously in Society or in Solitude; Tr, From Weak and delicate minds may perhaps be alarmed by the title of this work. The word "Solitude" may possibly engender melancholy ideas.