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Distortion (Gay Men's Fiction)

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Fiction. Gay/Lesbian Studies. New to SPD. After exchanging his least favorite sexual act for ticket money, a young hustler named Reggie (gay, racially mixed, and currently flat broke) finds himself crossing the desert on a Greyhound bus. Unfortunately, Reggie is on speed and believes that sinister cosmic forces are in play and that they're focused on him. Even worse, he ...more
Published January 1st 2001 by Harrington Park Press (first published November 1st 2000)
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Jul 30, 2013 Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The second novel by Stephen Beachy is a paradox: it's a difficult novel that's easy to read. A loosely structured, Altman-esque book, it follows the adventures of Reggie, a young, biracial, speed-addicted hustler, and the demimonde surrounding him. The novel follows him from L.A., where he
becomes a huge MTV star-cipher, to Florida. Along the way, we drop into the lives of his friends and families, perennial flies on the wall. Most of the characters are disenfranchised in one way or another--gay,
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Stephen Beachy is a writer. He was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1965. His first novel, The Whistling Song, was published by W. W. Norton with cover illustrations by Curt Kirkwood in 1991 and his second, Distortion, by Harrington Park Press, in 2000. Two novellas, Some Phantom and No Time Flat were published in 2006, from Suspect Thoughts Press. His fiction has been published in BOMB, Chicago Revie ...more
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