Title: IN SEARCH OF PRETTY YOUNG BLACK MEN - Scarce...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Atria Books / Simon & Schuster, 2005
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 163 pages. Published in 2005. The author's second novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Stanley Bennett Clay's "In Search of Pretty Young Black Men". His erotic thriller. "An engaging novel that will have readers caught up from page one. Stanley Bennett Clay has a poetic way with words, and the erotic scenes are as steamy as they come. A lust-laced hallelujah" (Zane). Stanley Bennett Clay is best-known as a screenwriter and playwright. He adapted both "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and "Looking For God" to enormous critical acclaim. His debut novel, "Diva", was a surprise bestseller. "In Search of Pretty Young Black Men" is his book on his adopted city, Los Angeles, where he has pretty much lived most of his writing life. It opens with a poignant quote from W. E. B. Dubois: "Los Angeles is wonderful. Nowhere in the United States is the Negro so well and beautifully housed nor the average efficiency and intelligence in the colored population so high. Out here, there would seem to be no limit to your opportunities, your possibilites" (W. E. B. Dubois). Clay depicts Los Angeles as few others have: He does not leave out any of the steamiest, sleaziest, and dirtiest details, and the all-consuming American Dream that has always driven them. Anyone who wants to understand the sex appeal of the Black Stud to white women, black women, and white men should read this "unputdownable" book. Anyone who simply wants a good read, ditto. An absolute "must-have" title for Stanley Bennett Clay collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Stanley Bennett Clay. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Bennett Clay's handwriting is one of the most elaborate we have ever seen. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American writers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0743497155. Bookseller Inventory # 8107
Synopsis: Disillusioned by a cold and loveless marriage, Maggie Lester Allegro finds sexual healing in the arms of Dorian Moore, a mysterious young man who provides comfort to the lonely and neglected residents of her upper-class southern California neighborhood and whom Maggie finds strikingly familiar. 35,000 first printing.
About the Author: Stanley Bennett Clay has received three NAACP Theatre Awards for
writing, directing, and coproducing the critically acclaimed play
Ritual, as well as a Pan African Film Festival Jury Award for the film
adaptation. The author of Diva and In Search of Pretty Young Black
Men, he lives in Los Angeles.
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