An Arrow's Flight: A Novel
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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