City of Night

By | November 21, 2017
City of Night Author John Rechy
ISBN-10 0802121535
ISBN-13 9780802121530
Year 2013-11-12
Pages 400
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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Rechys tone rings absolutely true is absolutely his own He tells the truth and tells it with such passion that we are forced to share in the life he conveys This is a most humbling and liberating achievement James BaldwinWhen John Rechys explosive first novel appeared in 1963 it marked a radical departure in fiction and gave voice to a subculture that had never before been revealed with such acuity It earned comparisons to Genet and Kerouac even as Rechy was personally attacked by scandalized reviewers Nevertheless the book became an international bestseller and fifty years later it has become a classic Bold and inventive in style Rechy is unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling youngman and his search for self knowledge within the neon lit world of hustlers drag queens and the denizens of their world as he moves from El Paso to Times Square from Pershing Square to the French Quarter Now including never seen original marked galley pages and an interview with the author Rechys portrait of the edges of America has lost none of its power to move and exhilarate

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