As the only child of troubled parents, author John Loomis was isolated from his peers and grew up shy, bookish, and knowing from a very early age that he was "different" in some serious and unacceptable way. Gradually, he made peace with being gay and continued his search for love, leading to many adventures, much happiness, and some heartbreaks.
In this second volume of his memoirs, Loomis continues his life story, describing how his battle with alcoholism and recurring depression made his path more difficult. Wandering Heart: A Gay Man's Journey recalls how he became deeply involved with a strikingly handsome and gifted young man-who soon revealed that he was married, a male prostitute, the son of a well-known actress, and a severe heroin addict. This love affair was carried out against the backdrops of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, London, Paris, the French Riviera, Calcutta, Bangkok, and Rio de Janeiro at Carnival time.
Loomis also provides an extensive and personal look into the world of male prostitution. A sometimes tragic and frightening story, Wandering Heart: A Gay Man's Journey exposes some dark and sordid shadows of life and recalls both the desire and the hope that marked his search for love.