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A wonderful first novel about the Spiritual Nature of Sexuality and the Sexual Nature of Spirituality! A young Artist invites corruption for a game of poker and nearly winds up holding the Dead Man's Hand. Slow on the uptake, when the novel finally takes off the young Alphonso Gentle finds out that the wages of promiscuous thought inevitably must be paid in the maternity ward.
While the protagonist takes pains to spell out in great detail how he has figured everything out to the reader in taking ...more