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Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millenniumby Robert Drake
Synopses & Reviews
"Novel excerpts bump up against short stories; science fiction jostles beside literary fiction, punk sensibility elbows its way next to high camp and classically constructed stories. The end of the 20th century has been about the breaking down of fixed categories--of art forms, of culture, of gender, of sexual orientation-the blurring of borders to allow an infinite variety of options for identity and expression. What this anthology aims to do is introduce you to-or remind you about-a selection of writers whose intelligence, style, and heart may ease our passage into the next millennium." -From the foreword, by Terry Wolverton.
Includes writing by Bernard Cooper, Scott Heim, David Leavitt, William J. Mann, Jameson Currier, Jaime Manrique, Andy Quan, and Keith Ridgway. The companion volume to Circa 2000: Lesbian Fiction at the Millennium.
This collection of gay fiction features writers of every literary stripe, including Bernard Cooper, Scott Heim, David Leavitt, William J. Mann, Jameson Currier, and Jaime Manrique.
Table of Contents
Beneath the planet of the compulsives / Eitan Alexander — Mrs. Lincoln's china / M. Shayne Bell — Hunters and gathers / Bernard Cooper — Pasta night / Jameson Currier — Power / Robert Drake — The Rose City / David Ebershoff — Whose song? / Thomas Glave — Deep green, pale purple / Scott Heim — The term paper artist / David Leavitt — Virgins and Buddhas / Russell Leong — Say goodbye to Middletown / William J. Mann — The documentary artist / Jaime Manrique — Mystery spot / David A. Newman — Hair / Andy Quan — Get a lifestyle / Trevor Renado — Fruit / Keith Ridgway — The last innocence of Simeon / Frank Ronan — Couple kills / David Vernon.
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