Shy: a novel

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Crossing Press, Apr 1, 1989 - Fiction - 276 pages
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User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

Given it's nearly 5-star rating on Goodreads, one would think that this completely unknown book is one of the greatest works of fiction involving teen sexuality, coming-of-age, marriage, pan-sexuality ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel Pollock - Goodreads

What a bizarre book, partly a coming of age story, partly a glimpse into the lives of this cluster of confused and damaged people in 1974, partly poetic, partly porographic, partly sweet and tragic ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

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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