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Massage

Henry Flesh

Published
ISBN : 9781888451061
Paperback
384 pages
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Fiction. Although it has been hailed as a masterpiece by writers as disparate as David Sedaris and Kaylie Jones, MASSAGE will no doubt be assailed as politically incorrect because of its chilling view of a New York ravaged by AIDS, anger, homophobia,MoreFiction. Although it has been hailed as a masterpiece by writers as disparate as David Sedaris and Kaylie Jones, MASSAGE will no doubt be assailed as politically incorrect because of its chilling view of a New York ravaged by AIDS, anger, homophobia, and addiction. The action takes place in grungy East Village clubs such as The Scrotum, where safe sex is an oxymoron. Randy inhabits a gay underworld of lower Manhattan, peopled with such characters as his amoral pimp, Jake- feuding drag queens Fay Ray and Stella Dallas- prowling literary figures Dakota Montaya and Denise Lamour (My friends may be avaricious, backbiting cunts, says Graham, but they do know how to work a room)- and wasted hustlers like Haircut, the coke-addled prostitute with a plastic septum who finds the answer in AA. Massage succeeds precisely because it lies close to unexplored terrain. As John Wynne, author of The Other World, writes: We step through a savage looking glass to confront a world so real and honestly depicted th