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In the City of Shy Hunters

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BrianC, January 5, 2013 (view all comments by BrianC)
The subject material is hard to read but after reading several other Spanbauer books, he is one of my favorite authors. I love he is also a Portland local!
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This is in my five top books list! The writing is superb, the story moving,
the author is a genius!
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Michael Moy, April 2, 2010 (view all comments by Michael Moy)
After continually hearing Chuck Palahniuk lavish praise upon Tom Spanbauer I finally got around to reading this book. To say the praise is "well deserved" is a monumental understatement. The characters, while outrageous, are entirely believable. There is a gigantic sense of time and place. And, the writing itself is mesmerizing. All you really need to know is that you should (need to) read it.
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ISBN:
9780802138989
Author:
Spanbauer, Tom
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Gay
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 24 oz

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Product details 512 pages Grove Press - English 9780802138989 Reviews:
"Review" by , "In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted ... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic."
"Review" by , "Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides ... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love."
"Review" by , "In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the cult classic The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon comes a love story and coming-of-age novel set in the gritty underworld of Manhattan's East Village.

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Tom Spanbauer is one of the most enchanting writers in America today, and In the City of Shy Hunters, his first novel in ten years, is a "rich and colorful" portrait of New York in the 1980s, told with "raw power" (David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape the provincial western towns where he grew up. In New York, he finds himself surrounded for the first time by people who understand and celebrate his quirks and flaws. He also begins an unforgettable love affair with a volatile, six-foot-five African-American drag queen and performance artist named Rose. But even as he is falling in love with Rose and growing into himself, Will must watch as AIDS escalates from a rumor into a devastating tragedy. When a vicious riot erupts in a local park, Will seizes the chance to repay the city for all it has taught him, in a climax that will leave readers shaken, fulfilled, and changed. "In the City of Shy Hunters is so finely crafted ... you'll think you've been reading a modernist classic." — Peter Kurth, Salon.com "Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides ... teas[ing] out the genuine complexity of human love." — Thomas McGonigle, The Washington Post Book World "Ambitious and compelling ... a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching." — John Hartl, The Seattle Times "In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark ... Its importance and originality are unmistakable." — Laura Demanski, The Baltimore Sun
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