Jamie James: Andrew and Joey
USA 2003, 291 pp., brochure, € 15.39Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Österreichs.
What on earth can a hot-blooded Cajun choreographer and a perpetually unemployed, upper crust, all-American Asian possibly have in common? Absolutely nothing - except a college alma mater, and some tranquil years of gay marriage in an antique-filled Greenwich Village apartment. But that's about to come to an end now that rising star Joey Breaux has landed a sought-after grant to fund a year of study and dance in Bali - with his reluctant lover in tow. Soon Andrew and Joey are enjoying an unbridled sexual renaissance in a land rife with lush foliage, seamy nightlife, and native boys in sarongs - a land where the charismatic Joey is warmly welcomed, and his ethnic Chinese lover is routinely ignored or hated. The honeymoon proves as shortlived as the Bali high from a potent slushy cocktail when, as an oblivious Andrew briskly sets up housekeeping, Joey plunges into a whirlwind of dance and debauchery, fueled by secret, insatiable lust for his virile young stage partner, Wayan. Conscience-bound to come clean, Joey assumes Andrew will understand. Surely he'll overlook this indiscretion. Surely their relationship won't end over something so trivial. So what's a formerly contented, not-quite-committed couple to do? Make a go of it under separate roofs - on separate continents - and figure out that sooner or later, they'll find their way back to each other or find the courage to say goodbye.