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Cathedral City

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Rising on a lonely stretch of highway between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City is targeted by deep-pocketed developers with plans to build the city from the ground up. Against this backdrop, Kenny and Nick cling to each other and to their struggling local nightspot as a wealthy, young Mexican hustler rolls into town.
Paperback, 342 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Kensington (first published June 1st 2001)
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Robert Dunbar
Somewhere off a desert highway nestles Cathedral City, a little town with a colorful past… not quite the bohemian Shangri-la it used to be. These days the real estate comes with built-in conflict, because developers plan to bulldoze both the barrio and the gayborhood. Handsome hustler, desperate diva, Semitic slumlord – it would be easier to care about the fate of the residents if Gregory Hinton’s characters weren’t all from central casting. Take Kenny, a gay man who compulsively hangs around th ...more
Sandra
I liked this a lot and think you would too. Set in a Palms Springs low-rent suburb and involves culture clashes between gays and Mexicans and real estate developers--kind of hard to pin down but it is by turns very funny and very poignant. Some pretty steamy sex too, some of which is even hetero.
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