Little men

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Hard Press Editions, Sep 1, 1996 - Fiction - 112 pages
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Kevin Killian, the author of Shy and Bedrooms Have Windows, is injected with sodium pentathol and forced to reveal his most intimate secrets to a skeptical audience. In Los Angeles, the ghost of Natalie Wood appears to a dying fan. An Irish transvestite hires a bellhop for a marriage of convenience. In San Francisco a drunken father (Kevin Killian) takes his Gen X son (Josh Cherin) to the premiere of Jurassic Park. On Long Island a group of Franciscan brothers stage a beauty contest for incoming freshmen - the judgment of Paris. In Steinbeck country an autograph dealer forges mementos of Audrey Hepburn while seducing a muscle-bound ex-con in orange undershorts. On Halloween the boys from Hitchcock's Rope throw their own party in the haunted house of Usher. To steal the love of his sister's scientist husband, a San Francisco weakling turns to steroids. In 60's Manchester, David Smith falls under the spell of a strange married couple, who read him Sade, and make him murder the one boy who really loves him...

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User Review  - E. - Goodreads

I could never write like Kevin Killian and I'm pretty sure I don't want to. However, I'm very glad that he does. Sometimes I get confused by the irony... wondering if it's more like a John Waters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rodney - Goodreads

Imagine Armistead Maupin tied up in latex and injected with sodium pentathol and you're halfway to the spirit of Little Men. In these 11 short shorts Killian slips a magnet under nearly every moral ... Read full review

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Contents

Little Men
10
Father and Son with Josh Cherin
32
Chain of Fools
47
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Kevin Killian, born 1952, is a poet, novelist, critic and playwright. A member of the "new narrative" circle including Dennis Cooper and Kathy Acker, Killian is a master short story writer, crafting campy and edgy tales that explore the humor and darkness of desire. A former director of Small Press Traffic and a co-editor (with Dodie Bellamy) of Mirage/Periodical, Killian co-wrote Jack Spicer's biography, Poet Be Like God, and co-edited three Spicer books, including My Vocabulary Did This To Me: Collected Poems. His most recent books include the novel Spreadeagle (Alyson Books, 2010), the short story collection IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS (City Lights Publishers, 2009), and the poetry collection ACTION KYLIE (ingirumimusnocteetcomsumimurigni, 2008).

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