Josh Silver is an ambitious young college grad who’s just landed his first job at a prestigious Madison Avenue advertising agency. He’s been given his own office a personal secretary and a decent salary. Everything in his life is working out just fine—except for one nagging problem: although he assumed that once he got out in the real world his feelings would change Josh finds he still can’t stop dreaming about men.
He seeks professional help to reprogram his sexual desires but in 1977 New York is the glimmering Emerald City at the end of the Yellow Brick Road and Josh finally succumbs to its lure. He moves quickly to make up for lost time in the post-Stonewall years when sex is quick and easy. But that’s not enough Josh wants to be in love. He finds it unexpectedly just as the new decade begins but the growing spread of disease brings the free spirit of the 70s to a crushing end and Josh is forced to navigate the turmoil of an era where beauty youth wealth and life itself seem unimaginably fragile.
Jeffrey Sharlach was born in Connecticut in 1953. He’s trained as a journalist and an attorney runs a communications consulting firm teaches at the NYU Stern School of Business and lives in New York City.
Running in Bed is his first novel.
“A vibrant accomplished debut... undeniably charming...” -- Kirkus Reviews