Books Notes on Sea Swallow Me by Craig Laurance Gidney

Paperback, 204 pagesPublished by Lethe Press, November 2008ISBN: 9781590210666 Visiting one of my favorite gay bookstores, Lambda Rising in Washington D.C., I picked up a copy of Sea Swallow Me and Other Stories. Here I am again, telling you about my travels and the books that I buy. Gidney’s collection of short stories run the […]

Book Notes: King of Shadows by Aaron Shurin

Paperback, 184 pagesFrom City Lights Publishers(June 1, 2008)ISBN: 978-0872864900 I discovered King of Shadows on a recent trip to San Francisco. Rooting through the shelves of City Lights Books, trying to limit the number of books I left the store with, I picked up Aaron Shurin’s collection of essays. Thankfully, King of Shadows seemed to […]

Book Notes: Grief by Andrew Holleran

Paperback, 150 pagesFrom Hyperion(May 31, 2006)ISBN: 978-1401308940 “She was no longer wrestling with grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.” –George Eliot Grief by Andrew Holleran is a quiet one hundred and fifty pages of reading. Entering into this book’s pages is akin […]

Book Notes: So Many Ways to Sleep Badly by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Paperback: 256 pagesFrom City Lights Publishers (September 1, 2008)ISBN: 978-0872864689 When I began reading So Many Ways to Sleep Badly, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I knew that the book had been called “experimental” and that its publisher City Lights Books had a reputation for publishing avant-garde work. Words like “ground-breaking” […]