The Varieties of Erotic Experience

The Varieties of Erotic Experience blends the sacred, the profane, the urbane and the humane into a tangy literary cocktail.In an American city of old churches and ambitious pagans, death comes calling for an elderly woman -- a bit ahead of schedule. God takes a meeting or two, and the eternal questions arise. A funeral becomes a party, a son inherits a home with an uninvited guest, an iron lady is in the house, and they need more burgers down on the Weber grill.[Author's note: this small work emerged from an early version of the novel that became "The Bad American." This e-version restores considerable material that was excised from the print version published in February 2013.]
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The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Other Plays

Charles Busch is renowned for weaving popular culture, wicked camp humor, and biting social satire into an unusual and uproarious theatrical signature that has earned him the Outer Critics' John Gassner Award for Playwrighting and a Drama Desk Award for Best Play nomination. Of his latest play, The New York Times has written, "Uproarious ... wall-to-wall laughs ... Mr. Busch has swum straight into the mainstream and stays comfortably afloat there." Busch is the author of such plays as Vampire Lesbians of Sodom -- one of the longest-running plays in Off-Broadway history -- and Psycho Beach Party, a cross between Gidget and Spellbound. After a successful Off-Broadway run at New York City's Manhattan Theater Club, Busch moves to Broadway with The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, a hilarious comedy about a self-absorbed Upper West Side doctor's wife whose life is devoted to mornings at the Whitney, afternoons at the Museum of Modern Art, and evenings at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her...
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Toby's Lie

Toby Sligh is a senior at a Catholic high school who wants only to dance with his boyfriend at the prom. This is the very least of his worries—as he finds himself tangled in a web of illusions. Toby’s mother has just moved out of the house and made him promise not to tell his father where she is. Leonard “Juice” Compton, Toby’s best friend, is an all-state running back and a spectacular crack dealer, dragging Toby into trouble with both sides of the law. And Ian Lamb, Toby’s boyfriend—whose enigmatic glass eye reflects a dark history of mystery and deceit—leads Toby to the bedside of father Eli Scarcross. a gaunt and AIDS-ravaged Jesuit priest, who embodies what happens when love and lies collide. Ian offers Toby a deal: If Toby will befriend Scarcross, Ian will get to the bottom of Mrs. Sligh’s flight. In a fantastic journey through the playgrounds and hospitals, bedrooms and classrooms, backseats and back alleys that make up our shadow nation, Toby Sligh learns the truth and the truth about himself in a world where everybody has a secret to hide, a trust to betray, and a story to tell.
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Life in the Land of the Living

In Daniel Vilmure’s riveting, powerfully tender first novel, two nameless boys take off on a rampage through a seedy Florida port town on a hot, roiling August night, courting disaster with all the reckless abandon of boys until disaster turns and runs them down. They are brothers, out of a background just better than redneck, with a hard-drinking father and a faithless, despairing mother who has moved out. The older brother is a drunk like his daddy, illiterate and, he suspects, illegitimate. One moment he is hair-triggered, ready to snap. The next moment, he’s James Dean—cool, dancing on a high wire between grace and damnation. His kid brother—the little smart ass, the one with sense—goes along to save him but is no match for such hell-bent momentum. They race through the night, the older boy pushing the kid away, yet implicating him. They move helter-skelter through the town, fleeing a brawl at the bait and tackle shop, lifting their supper and a bottle of Gatorade from the all-night Stop ’n’ Go, sneaking into the Double D drive-in where they witness a killing (the first death in a night rife with mayhem), dodging sanctuary when it is offered, pitching themselves headlong —almost lovingly—into harm’s way, until they are moving too fast to be saved.
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The Invisible Chains - Part 1: Bonds of Hate (Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse)

The first book of the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse
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Hey, Joe

Joe Keith is a sorted, gay 16-year-old, meandering through a steamy summer's day in New Orleans. Drinking bourbon, sharing cigarettes, kissing strangers, Joe's day will change his world forever. A joyous, affirmative novel that has been much acclaimed. 'Genuinely sexy...A love letter to youth and to night in New Orleans'. - Bret Easton Ellis 'Vibrant, Funny and utterly irrestible' - The Times.
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The Invisible Chains - Part 1: Bonds of Hate

The first book of the Dark Tales of Randamor the Recluse
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