A History of Barbed Wire

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Lethe Press, Jul 1, 2011 - Fiction - 266 pages
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In intense, lyrical language, Jeff Mann's short stories give us an array of tormented characters: adulterous lovers, a kidnapper and his handsome victim, the sadistic ghost of a Confederate soldier, a yearning forestry student, an eager masochist, and a hairy biker. These tales explore the sex and psychology of BDSM and of bear culture, and most are set in Mann's native Appalachia, an area often mythologized as a place where the wilderness within converges with the wilderness without. Winner of a Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Erotica.

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Review: A History Of Barbed Wire

User Review  - Ikhneumon - Goodreads

I approached this book with much trepidation about its subject matter, having only tenuous connections to the bear community and no interest whatsoever in BDSM. However, I found myself blown away by ... Read full review

Review: A History Of Barbed Wire

User Review  - Ikhneumon - Goodreads

I approached this book with much trepidation about its subject matter, having only tenuous connections to the bear community and no interest whatsoever in BDSM. However, I found myself blown away by ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Jeff Mann has published three award-winning poetry chapbooks--Bliss, Mountain Fireflies, and Flint Shards from Sussex--as well as a full-length book of poetry, Bones Washed with Wine; a memoir, Edge, a novella, ?Devoured, ? included in Masters of Midnight: Erotic Tales of the Vampire; a book of poetry and memoir, Loving Mountains, Loving Men; and a collection of short fiction, A History of Barbed Wire. He teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

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