Perfect Mondays

It’s refreshing to read a novel about a middle-aged gay man who finds a way to grow older with grace, pleasure and optimism.
— The Gay & Lesbian Review

Perfect Mondays, Ely’s first novel, was published in 2002 by Painted Leaf Press, New York. It follows the ups and downs of a Manhattan Jewish copywriter who joins a psychotherapy group where he finds himself the only gay member. The story also portrays his relationships, humorous and poignant, with friends, potential lovers and family, pointing a camera at an emotionally charged twenty-first century situation: an unmarried man’s slippery path toward his senior years.

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