In The City of Shy Hunters - Spanbauer

Author(s): Tom Spanbauer

Gay & Bi Male Fiction

A young gay man comes of age amid the AIDs epidemic of "an expertly drawn, starkly authentic, early-1980s Manhattan" in this novel by the acclaimed author (Publishers Weekly). Shy, afflicted with a stutter, and struggling with his sexuality, Will Parker comes to New York to escape his provincial western hometown. 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. Tom Spanbauer is the critically acclaimed author of The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon and founder of the successful workshop Dangerous Writing, where he's taught students including Chuck Palahniuk. With In the City of Shy Hunters, he offers a "rich and colorful" historical novel told with "raw power" (San Francisco Chronicle). "Spanbauer's genius resides even in the asides . . . teas ing] out the genuine complexity of human love." --The Washington Post Book World "Ambitious and compelling . . . a mixture of the ghastly, the hilarious, and the curiously touching." --The Seattle Times "In the City of Shy Hunters has the earmarks of a literary landmark . . . Its importance and originality are unmistakable." --The Baltimore Sun "A big ambitious stylefest of a novel." --Village Voice


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General Fields

  • : 9780802138989
  • : Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
  • : Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
  • : 0.680389
  • : May 2002
  • : 1.07 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : January 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 512
  • : 813.54
  • : English
  • : Tom Spanbauer