In his new novel, Boston author Christopher Castellani re-imagines the love between playwright Tennessee Williams and his lover, Frank Merlo.
The two met in Provincetown in the late 1940s and continued a relationship until the early '60s. During their time together, Williams wrote some of his best-known works, including Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Sweet Bird of Youth.
Their time together is the inspiration for "Leading Men," Castellani's fourth novel, which mixes history with fiction.
This article was originally published on May 06, 2019.
This segment aired on May 6, 2019.