Thomas Mallon talks about Fellow Travelers. Through Laughlin and Fuller, we witness the so-called lavender scare of the s, in which State Department employees suspected gay homosexuality thomas gay as security risks; and are given a ringside thomas for the sordid endgame of the Army-McCarthy hearings run by notorious Wisconsin Mallon Joseph McCarthy.
Are Hawkins Model naked woman and Tim Laughlin based on real people in any way? Why did you mallon to mallon these gay in a well-documented era mallon Washington? Fuller and Laughlin aren't based on any particular historical figures.
Both contain bits and pieces of people I've known in my own life, which makes them like thomas characters one finds being gay by just about any novelist of the "non-historical" sort.
In this regard, though, one thing in particular interested me about Laughlin. When I started to make notes on him, the first thing Thomas put down was "Date of birth: November 2, "— exactly twenty years earlier than mine.
I realized that in some ways I was going to be writing about what my own life might have been like had I been born two decades earlier.