Chaos: A Novella and Stories

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Carroll & Graf, 2007 - Fiction - 184 pages
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When a respected older man clings to the values and mores of the liberated 1970s, when he pursues sex relentlessly and his reputation suffers, Chaos ensues. White explores different aspects of aging, romance, and sex, inviting his readers to come with him to Florida, the Greek Isles, and Turkey — and into the chaotic gay demimonde of contemporary New York.

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User Review  - BrianEWilliams - LibraryThing

A mixed bag in terms of quality. "A Good Sport" and "Give It Up for Billy" are the best of the lot. "Chaos" is so-so: it could be editted down to half its length without any harm. "Record Time" would be for hard core White fans. Read full review

Chaos: A Novella and Stories

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White's first collection of short fiction in over a decade is a somewhat skimpy, almost slight affair, offering one novella and three stories, but the writing is generally sophisticated and sharply ... Read full review

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Edmund White is the author of some twenty books, including a biography of Jean Genet, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is best known for his trilogy of autobiographical novels—A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony. He teaches writing at Princeton. An officer of the French order of Arts and Letters, White has written a short life of Marcel Proust. His most recent book is his memoir, My Lives. He lives in New York.

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