Cruising (novel)

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Cruising
Cruising novel gerald walker.jpg
Cover of the 1st edition
Author Gerald Walker
Country United States
Language English
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Stein and Day
Publication date
1970
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 192
ISBN 0-8128-1323-5
OCLC 89443
813/.5/4
LC Class PZ4.W1782 Cr PS3573

Cruising is a novel written by New York Times reporter Gerald Walker and published in 1970.

The novel is about an undercover cop looking for a homosexual killer in the world of sadomasochism leather gay bars in Greenwich Village, New York. While undercover, he begins to gain feelings for his gay neighbor at the same time he is in a relationship. He ends up cheating on his girlfriend.

The novel was adapted, with substantial changes to the plot, as the 1980 film of the same title, starring Al Pacino and Paul Sorvino.

Release details[edit]

Walker, Gerald. Cruising. Stein and Day, 1970. ISBN 0-8128-1323-5