I Pass Like Night

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 1, 1999 - Fiction - 164 pages
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When Alexander Vine finishes his work day, he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant -- and enters a nighttime landscape of chance and danger, excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld. Walking a tightrope between sexual desire and self-extinction, Alexander Vine charts his destructive course -- and his struggle for redemption -- with startling, unadorned clarity.

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User Review  - Bryan Cebulski - Goodreads

Solitude in New York City during the generation of AIDS. The underground of sexual depravity and wretched introverts. Porn theaters full of men seeking euphoria no woman will give them, riverside ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andy Cano - Goodreads

The novel left me with an unsettling feeling every time I put it down. While there were moments of undeniable truth and honesty, the attempt felt too contrived. It's obvious Ames draws from Bukowski and Hemingway, but falls way short of such articulation. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Jonathan Ames is a columnist for New York Press. He lives in New York City, where he performs frequently as a storyteller in theaters and nightclubs. He is the winner of a Transatlantic Review award and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is also the author of The Extra Man, available from Washington Square Press.

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