An Arrow's Flight: A Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 24, 1999 - Fiction - 384 pages
5 Reviews
The award-winning An Arrow's Flight tells the story of the Trojan War and Pyrrhus, the son of the fallen Achilles, now working as a go-go boy and hustler in the big city. Magically blending ancient headlines and modern myth, Merlis creates a fabulous new world where legendary heroes declare their endowments in personal ads and any panhandler may be a divinity in disguise. Comical, moving, startling in its audacity and range, An Arrow's Flight is a profound meditation on gay identity, straight power, and human liberation.
 

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User Review  - anderlawlor - LibraryThing

I love this book, in part because of Merlis's use of anachronism, which some people find gimmicky. I don't care. He uses the story of the Trojan War to talk about AIDS and the "gay community" and I just found it really moving. Read full review

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User Review  - marq - LibraryThing

Brilliant from beginning to end. I have never read a book where the narrator so clearly and personally addresses himself to his gay male audience as this one. There is more than a bit of sex in this ... Read full review

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IV
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VI
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IX
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XVIII
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About the author (1999)

Mark Merlis is the author of An Arrow's Flight, winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He is also the author of Man About Town.

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