The Lost Language of Cranes by David Leavitt

Set in the 1980s against the backdrop of a swiftly gentrifying Manhattan, The Lost Language of Cranes tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Philip Benjamin, who realizes he must come out to his parents after falling in love for the first time with a man. Philip's parents are facing their own problems: pressure from developers and the loss of their longtime home. But the real threat to the family is Philip's father's own struggle with his suppressed homosexuality, realized only in Sunday afternoon visits to gay porn theaters. Philip's revelation to his parents leads his father to a point of crisis and provokes changes that forever alter the landscape of the family's lives.

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The 1512th greatest fiction book of all time


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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Lost Language of Cranes Paperback 3189783 $10.00 $2.95 1997
The Lost Language of Cranes: A Novel Kindle Edition 331461 2014
The Lost Language of Cranes: A Novel Paperback 4796806 $24.01 $1.99 2005
Lost Language of Cranes Hardcover 20871670 $25.00
LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANE by David Leavitt (1986-08-12) Hardcover 9037320 $65.97 $5.47
Lost Language of Cranes Hardcover 21703614 1988
LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANE by David Leavitt (1986-08-12) Hardcover 9757703 $92.92 $8.53
The Lost Language of Cranes: A Novel Paperback 645000 $10.62 $3.85 2014
LOST LANGUAGE OF CRANE Hardcover 1725518 $20.00 $3.00 1986