For the first volume of the Arabesque series, Lorena Manuel has created six stories rich in ornate and fantastic imagery.
Familiar and obscure folktales, myths, and legends are retold as metaphors that provide an alternate view of burgeoning love between boys. World-weary knights, mournful goddesses, mad queens, and ghostly shadows become catalysts for the baffling and oftentimes painful journey of self-discovery among gay youth. Hermitic lunatics and murderously obsessive lovers delve into the darker themes of homoeroticism. Dragons, abandoned statues, vainglorious fathers, spectral guardians, and sinister servants add to the colorful backdrop through which heroes must fumble their way.
Alternately tender, satirical, and scathing, written in a style that's distinctly baroque and vivid, Arabesque offers readers of gay fiction an experience both unique and universal.
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Book Description iUniverse, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Minor Shelfwear. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0007589978