Skinned Alive

Skinned Alive

Stories

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Eight semi-autobiographical stories are set in Europe and America, explore the ways in which humankind makes sense of personal experience, and feature such titles as "Pyrography," "An Oracle," and "Watermark."

Blackwell North Amer
Set in Europe and America, these eight stories (many of them autobiographical) explore the ways we make sense of personal experience: the workings of desire, in youth and later in life; the yearning for intimacy and love; the power of beauty and jealousy; and the unpredictable effects of illness and loss. In "Pyrography" a gay adolescent is torn between his sexual desires and his longing for acceptance as he goes on a camping trip with two straight male friends. An American in Crete finds a new reason for living after the death of his lover in "An Oracle." "Watermarked" is a moving tribute to a beautiful young actor, the subject of an early passion. And, perhaps the funniest story in the collection, "His Biographer" deals with the ludicrous experience of being the living subject of a biography; it brilliantly stages the meeting of Old World sophistication and New World political correctness.

Baker
& Taylor

Eight stories set in Europe and America, explore the ways in which humankind makes sense of personal experience, and feature such titles as "Pyrography," "An Oracle," and "Watermark"

Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, c1995
ISBN: 9780679434764
0679434763
Branch Call Number: FICTION WHITE
Characteristics: 254 p

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