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Weekend
by Martin Foreman
This debut novel charts the course of two days in the life of a gay man in his twenties who is facing a crisis in his current relationship; interwoved with the tensions between Mark and Robert are Mark's memories of two previous lovers - Gene, an introverted and self-sufficient painter who lives in Paris and Carl, a barman with a demanding personality. In the resolution of the crisis Mark begins to feel he has only just begun to be mature. Or is he deluding himself? The analysis of the pleasures and pains of these three relationships has a great deal of relevance to us all and to how, as lovers, we lives, behave and react.


Published by Third House in 1990, remaining copies are distributed by Arbery Books at the discounted price of £4.50.
"Absorbing first novel"
Gay Times, November 1990



ISBN 1-870188-15-2       soft cover, 172pp        4.50
Weekend by Martin Foreman


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Martin Foreman is the author of two novels, two short story collections and several plays, all available from Arbery Books. He is the winner of the 2012 London Solo Festival New Writing Award and the 2018 Pitlochry Festival Theatre Short Play Award. In August 2018 he is directing two of his plays - his adaptation of Ben Jonson's Jacobean comedy Volpone and a new one-act drama Casanova Dreaming - at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Martin was born in Dundee, went to school and university in Edinburgh, then spent many years working and living in London and across the world. He has returned to live in Edinburgh and does not expect to move far from the city again. He dislikes categories but for those who insist on them, he is a British writer who happens to be gay and whose primary themes are love, loss and the intensity of emotions. As well as writing, he acts occasionally on stage and in short films.

writing website: martinforeman.com               theatre / film website: martinforeman.me.uk





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