Two young men fall in love in 90s New York: Can they make a go of it? They come from different worlds: Fatherless Eduardo, a student, was born in Cuba, while suburban-raised Andrew is aiming for an academic career. But with help from Ned, an older master of gay Manhattan, Eduardo and Andrew will give it their best shot!
But though Ned gives hands-on instruction as required, he also sees a way to use first Andrew, then Eduardo for the benefit of his own stalled literary career. He schemes and manipulates in order to get his novel published-because all's fair in love and war and art.
This compelling (and partly autobiographical) story of young love follows Andrew's stumbling progress in pursuit of Eduardo as Eduardo flees a pregnant hookup and his mom's Harlem apartment to flop on his oldest friend's floor, his best friend's couch, in Andrew's bed, at the West Side Y, on a patch of Central Park ivy-and a jail cell or two. Queer's Progress races towards inevitability in a tale by turns urbane, emotional and dryly witty.