Jeff O’Brien and his friends return in this sequel to The Men from the Boys, William J. Mann’s critically acclaimed debut novel about gay love and friendship
Where the Boys Are opens in Manhattan on New Year’s Eve, 1999. With the world on the cusp of the new millennium, Jeff O’Brien and his ex-lover Lloyd Griffith are grieving the loss of their friend and mentor David Javitz to AIDS. Desperate to forget, Jeff has become a fixture on the dance floor, surrounding himself with ever-younger boy toys like Henry Weiner. Henry, who was an insurance-company geek until Jeff transformed him into a hottie with washboard abs, is secretly in love with Jeff, who’s got a thing for the mysterious and exotic Anthony Sabe. Lloyd, once the love of Jeff’s life, has left his job to run a B&B with widow Eva Horner.
Alternately narrated by Jeff, Lloyd, and Henry, Where the Boys Are is a high-octane trek through the gay party-circuit scene from Provincetown to San Francisco, Montreal to Palm Springs. With equal parts humor and pathos, it addresses universal issues of commitment, family, friendship, and the never-ending search for love that everyone can relate to, whether gay or straight, male or female.