Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray: A Novel -
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, Mitzi Szereto’s Wilde Passions of Dorian Gray continues where Wilde left off with the Faustian tale of a man of eternal youth and great physical beauty who lives a life of corruption, decadence and hedonism. The story begins in the bordellos of Jazz-Age Paris, moving to the opium dens of Marrakesh and the alluring anonymity of South America. In his pursuit of sensation and carnal thrills, Dorian’s desires turn increasingly extreme and he leaves behind yet more devastation and death. He ultimately settles in present-day New Orleans, joining with a group of like-minded beings known as The Night People. They inadvertently return to Dorian his humanity when he falls in love with a young woman he rescues from becoming their victim. She will be his redemption, but she will also be his final curse.
"A gothic, erotic thriller."
—The Huffington Post
"Szereto’s use of language is faithful to the original, even in the frequent sex scenes. She’s a novelist who knows how to construct a coherent plot, and she treats Oscar Wilde’s book with respect."
—The Gay and Lesbian Review
"Dorian flits from what at first just seem sexual relationships but at times become challenges or even romantic. Dorian’s conquests range from the virginal to those who may be darker than he. Does Dorian get topped? You bet his sweet ass he does!"
"Szeroto's use of time travel is brilliant."
"If you like seeing your favorite characters in flagrante dishabille, then you’ll enjoy this passionate and daring novel as a sequel to Oscar Wilde’s classic."
—City Book Review