'Who was that man?' is the meditation of a gay Londoner in the 1980's searching for himself and the gay world of the 1890's that Oscar Wilde lived in (or visited, really). It's non-fiction but written in much the same style as 'The House on Brooke St'. Bartlett weaves his own experiences and those of Wilde, of rent boys and drag queens together with quotes from books, plays and newspaper articles, police reports together with descriptions, musings and dialogue. A dense dreamlike maze of a book full of glittering prose.