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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Weltner portrays vividly his characters: gay vets of Vietnam, Southern hayseeds sprouted in all the wrong hometown settings, and, perhaps most interestingly, male lovers who've lived and aged together long enough to witness the general decline of things in the middle America where they've chosen to live, and who must then finally, as do any 'married couple,' see each other through to burial at the bitter end."--Edmund WhiteWith an emotional reach that extends from the incidental to the incendiary moments in our lives, The Risk of His Music captures a world that is, as the Advocate said about one of Weltner's previous works, "profoundly gay yet universally valid.""Peter Weltner's new collection of seven long love stories is a delight. His characters are challenged by 'ordinary faithlessness,' exalted by the perfection of imperfection, and well aware that whoever conceived of the human heart as a muscle 'got it all wrong.' These are generous, wise, and lyrical stories, beautifully written, full of the big music of life and death."--Molly Giles"Peter Weltner's stories are about the art of inhabiting one's body, of the deaths and resurrections inherent in learning and failing to learn that art."--Forrest GanderPeter Weltner teaches at San Francisco State University. His previous books are Beachside Entries/Specific Ghosts, Identity and Difference, and In a Time of Combat for the Angel.

Synopsis:

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Synopsis:

With an emotional reach that extends from the incidental to the incendiary moments in our lives, The Risk of His Music captures a world that is, as the Advocate said about one of Weltner's previous works, "profoundly gay yet universally valid."

About the Author

Peter Weltner teaches at San Francisco State University. His previous books are Beachside Entries/Specific Ghosts, Identity and Difference, and In a Time of Combat for the Angel.

Table of Contents

The Greek head — My faithless, faithful friend — Hearing voices — Self-portrait with Cecil and Larry — Buddy loves Jo Ann — The risk of his music — Unlike himself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972530
Author:
Weltner, Peter
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
Saint Paul, Minn. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Gay men
Subject:
Gay men -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Series Volume:
92-1
Publication Date:
19970201
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
8.49x5.28x.74 in. .71 lbs.

Related Subjects

Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Men's Fiction

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Product details 250 pages Graywolf Press - English 9781555972530 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , < div> With an emotional reach that extends from the incidental to the incendiary moments in our lives, < i> The Risk of His Music< /i> captures a world that is, as the < i> Advocate< /i> said about one of Weltner's previous works, profoundly gay yet universally valid.< br> < /div>
"Synopsis" by ,
With an emotional reach that extends from the incidental to the incendiary moments in our lives, The Risk of His Music captures a world that is, as the Advocate said about one of Weltner's previous works, "profoundly gay yet universally valid."
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