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Do Everything in the Dark

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Gary Indiana’s newest autopsy of America’s walking dead examines the tragicomic fate of la vie boheme when its cherished delusions and brightest hopes succumb to the harsh realities of the aging process. Do Everything in the Dark continues Indiana’s exploration of social anomie and disconnection with the scabrous wit the author is famous for. But it is also a chilling ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 1st 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2003)
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Alex Greenberger
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wait, so how was this out of print before this year?

A lot of reviews have said this book is about being gay in New York, and thankfully, it isn't, really. I mean, it is. Everything Gary Indiana writes sort of is, because everything Gary Indiana writes is sort of autobiographical, and Gary Indiana is gay and sort of in New York. (Sometimes, he's in Cuba or elsewhere abroad.) But it's also a book about discovering that, whereas it once cool to be different when you were young, it's hard not to fit
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Erik
Dec 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lgbt
Gary Indiana has a belied knack for building his characters in a way that makes you really wonder if he knows where his books will end when he starts writing. Admittedly, this left me a bit frustrated as I began the book because for much of the first third of the book readers are left in the dark about the characters they are encountering.

But I did not give up and by the middle of the book I had some how gotten hooked onto the stories of these characters. And what arises out of this confusing
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Nick
Sep 10, 2007 rated it really liked it
A great novel about being old, gay, and lost in NYC.
Gregg
Aug 26, 2007 added it
Just got it and plan to get into it over the Labor Day weekend.
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Gary Indiana is a critic and novelist. His most recent books include I Can Give You Anything But Love, a memoir, and Tiny Fish That Only Want To Kiss, a collection of short fiction. His writing has appeared in New York Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, the London Review of Books, and many other publications.