Title Profile & Character Information

Allan Stein

Annotation
Comic, erotic, and richly imagined, Allan Stein follows the journey of a compromised young teacher to Paris to uncover the sad history of Gertrude Stein's troubled nephew Allan. Having been fired from his job because of a sex scandal involving a student, the teacher travels to Paris under an assumed name -- that of his best friend, Herbert. In Paris, "Herbert" becomes enchanted by Stephane, a fifteen-year-old boy. As he unravels the gilded but sad childhood of Allan Stein, "Herbert" is haunted by memories of his own boyhood, particularly his odd, flamboyant mother. Moving from the late twentieth century back to the 1900s, effortlessly blending fact and fiction, Allan Stein is a charged exploration of eroticism, obsession, and identity.


Awards
2000  Lambda Literary Awards

Characters
NameMatthew
GenderMale
OccupationTeacher
TraitsAmerican
Gay
Pedophile

NameStephane
GenderMale
TraitFrench

GenrePsychological
Suspense
Fiction
TopicsPedophiles
Childhood memories
Obsession
SettingSeattle, Washington
Paris, France