USA 2005, 439 pp., brochure, € 26.70Kostenloser Versand innerhalb Europas.
This memoir novel of San Francisco in the 1970s and the early 1980s is one classic of gay literature, seen from the perspective of an eyewitness. This epic of San Francisco's Castro seethes with sex, drugs, panic, and passionate characters: a gay writer, a drop-dead gorgeous bodybuilder, a cabaret singer, a Vietnam vet, a Hollywood bitch, and a rough-trade porn mogul. Narrator Magnus Bishop channels Ryan O'Hara, a writer pioneering a tell-all voice in the emerging subculture of gay amagzines. When Ryan meets Quentin Crisp's »perfect man« in Kick Sorensen, lust and politics collide. Steroids rule Castro Street. Gender fascism divides queens versus clones into a gay civil war over correct queer identity. White assassinates the gay Mayor Harvey Milk. Gay rioters burn City Hall. Ryan, romancing the morphing trickster Kick, cruises through nightclubs, ecstatic sex, and leather rituals in legendary bathhouses.