They Change the Subject

They Change the Subject

Book - 2005
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Treacherously comic and poignant, the autobiographical stories in They Change the Subject follow a young man's quest for identity through love and desire. Sustained by a single voice, the stories simultaneously offer a fractured novel and stand, powerfully, on their own. At the center of each tale is the heightened, visceral possibility of unexpected emotional encounters--from an escort's dates in Manhattan hotels to a photo shoot that doubles as seduction. Always pushing toward a bigger shiver of passion, Martin's young-man-on-the-make learns how to adapt his persona to suit his lovers' needs and tries to embrace his own experience--and his self--by becoming the purest object of desire.

Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2005.
ISBN: 9780299214746
0299214745
Branch Call Number: MARTI
Characteristics: ix, 146 p.

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