Love Sucks: New York Stories of Love, Hate and Anonymous Sex

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Lethe Press, Feb 1, 2009 - Fiction - 252 pages
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A collection of unforgettable vignettes from Sleaze City, New York. Ken Shakin's reportage walks the thin line between journalism and fiction. In a free tradition of modern gay writing, Shakin follows John Rechy, Renaud Camus, John Preston and Boyd McDonald in using the perspective of anonymous sex to probe the uncomfortable facts of social relations, and not just gay ones, in the anonymous world of the big city. From "The Anonymous Dog" to "Confessions of a Smoocher," "Man and His Toys" to "The Smelliest Man Alive," Shakin's stories offer a guided tour to Sleaze City, calculated to send a shiver down even the most desensitised spines. Read this book at your own risk!

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I found this book fascinating, although the words "Oh, dear" and a low cackle were uttered quite frequently while I read it. What I liked about "Love Sucks" is the reality of the stories. "Man and his ... Read full review

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