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Lone Star Literature
A Texas Tale: Billy Lee Brammer and The Gay Place

In 1961, a young LBJ aide wrote the greatest political novel you’ve never heard of—and then vanished into drug-fueled obscurity. A new biography tells his story.

Published on: April 17, 2019
Michael Upchurch is a novelist (Passive Intruder, The Flame Forest) and the former book critic for The Seattle Times. His literary journalism has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, American Scholar and other publications.
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