The Retreat by Forrest Reid
A companion to Young Tom and Uncle Stephen, this is the central volume of Forrest Reid's acclaimed Tom Barber trilogy. Together the three novels depict a boy's growing awareness as he moves through the various stages of childhood. In The Retreat we meet Tom at the age of 13, and through his dreams follow his first uncertain steps along the pathway to adolescence.
Paperback / 208 pages
Published by Gay Men's Press in 1989