This novel explores the romance between Matthew and Mark, two young men who are both suffering from AIDS, and the tensions that this illness creates between Mark and his family. It is an uncompromising study of family life and the place of gay men within the family institution. Other novels by Robert Ferro include "The Others", "The Blue Star" and "The Family of Max Desir". He was the recipient of the Ingram-Merril Award 1984/5 in the United States.
Used availability for Robert Ferro's Second Son
March 1989 : UK Hardback
January 1988 : USA Hardback
March 1989 : USA Paperback
April 1990 : UK Paperback