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Eros & Dust: Stories

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Winner of the Ferro-Grumley Award--twice!--author Trebor Healey's work thoroughly captures the poignant and erotic life of gay men. In Eros & Dust, his newest short story collection, Healey sets loose an unforgettable cast of characters. There's the meth-addled youth bent on redemption by returning to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a mischievous imp ...more
Published October 1st 2016 by Lethe Press
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Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This fascinating collection of stories brings themes that will be familiar to readers of Healey's novels; desire in Mexico and South America, erotic obsessions, the search for fauns, precarious sexual situations, and a bit of the supernatural. Three stories take on what could be unseemly themes of underage lust, or lust for the under-aged, if in less capable hands. Yet Healey manages to reveal the strange vulnerability in the most sordid of characters.
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A highly imaginative and entertaining box of bon bons.
Jerry L. Wheeler
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I picture three Trebor Healeys: one poetic, one crazed with lust, and one shaggy with heat and dust. When all of them work in concert as they do in Healey’s novels A Horse Named Sorrow or Faun, their combined power is formidable. But the shorter pieces such as those found in his recent Lethe release, Eros and Dust: Stories, reveal the strength of those beasts on a more individual level… Each voice is as distinctive in solo as it is an essential component of the blend. Truly a marvelous trick to ...more
Nathan Burgoine
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthologies, glbt
I read Eros and Dust over the course of weeks, a story here and there, and walked away well contented. Healy has a way with short fiction I aspire to, and his themes—here very much a tangle of desire, aging, Mexico and South America, queerness—play lightly at one glance even as they settle into the reader's skin. 

I'd read a few of the tales before, but there were many new to me. Some walk right up to the edge of some pretty dark moments, while others are fanciful and magical and nearly folkloris
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Recently awarded the 2013 Publishing Triangle Ferro-Grumley Fiction Award for A Horse Named Sorrow, Trebor Healey is also the recipient of the Lambda Literary Foundation's 2013 Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelists' Prize and a Violet Quill Award for his first novel Through It Came Bright Colors. His other work includes a collection of poetry, Sweet Son of Pan, and a short story collection, A P ...more
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