USA 2006, 231 pp., brochure, € 14.79Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
B.K. Troop is a middle-aged, witty, bipolar, alcoholic homosexual living alone in a cramped New York apartment. When his best friend, Sasha Buchwitz, dies following a much-needed round of electroconvulsive therapy, she leaves him her Manhattan brownstone, changing B.K.'s life forever. To afford the property tax, he turns his new home into a colony for young, struggling artists, to whom he can serve as mentor, if not muse. He christens the place »The House Beautiful«. One fateful summer a young man, Adrian Malloy, arrives at B.K.'s door. lugging a suitcase and dragging a garbage bag crammed with what B.K. presumes must be odes and sonnets. Overjoyed to have found a new poet, B.K. sweeps Adrian into his home and under the wing. But though Adrian is the spitting image of John Keats, he is not, in fact, a poet. He is actually an astronomy student, who has sought out B.K. for reasons he'd rather not reveal.