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Boys, Lost and Found: Stories
Casillo's surprising and accomplished collection reveals a heartfelt observer of life's emotional emergencies and indignities told with immediacy and feeling.
Paperback, 211 pages
Published September 1st 2014 by Gival Press
(first published March 20th 2006)
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I found “Boys, Lost and Found” completely engrossing. Charles Casillo has written a really engaging collection of short stories, interspersed with some factual first-person narratives. His writing is crisp, entertaining, and a quick read. Casillo’s portraiture is always astute, whether describing a horny number in a bar, a true love object, or a group of queens at a Starbucks -- hot young guys who are growing older by the minute. The protagonists are young men. The antagonists are their older ...more
Sometimes while sitting darkly in a corner bar, sipping a martini with three olives, or just strolling down a city street with shadowy, hidden secrets, this author's mind wanders to his many interests and obsessions: Tragic figures, film noir, Marilyn Monroe, sex, eccentric personalities, extraordinarily talented individuals, and antidotes for insomnia, loneliness, and insecurity. He has written ...moreMore about Charles Casillo...