Little Men

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Hard PressInc, Jan 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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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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