By Dennis Cooper
“[A] tremendous, triumphantly lurid author in addition to a supremely gifted, based stylist whose prose is sensible and nervy. He may additionally be the final literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret Easton Ellis
Internationally acclaimed author Dennis Cooper keeps to review the fabric he is continually explored truthfully, yet does so now—in stories—with a feeling of information and a satirical contact that exploits and winks at his mastery of this international. because it has performed for many years, Cooper’s taut, managed prose lays naked the compulsions and troubling vacancy of the human soul.
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How’s it hanging? Josh’s boyfriend: It’s hanging, dude. Mufﬂed gay-sounding voice: God bless the past, right? Josh’s boyfriend: You said it. Mufﬂed gay-sounding voice: Anyway, according to our poll, the cutest boys in the world are Taylor Hanson circa “MMMBop,” duh. Aaron Carter at any age, under any circumstances, duh. Devon Sawa circa that TV movie called something like Tornado. Aaron Carter. Nick Carter before he got chunky. Leonardo DiCaprio pre–The Beach. And did I say Aaron Carter? If not, Aaron Carter.
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Thousands of mufﬂed, gay-sounding voices yell names enthusiastically at the same exact moment. Josh’s boyfriend: One at a time. On second thought, pick a leader. 35 THE ASH GR AY PROCL A M ATION Mackerel: They don’t deserve me. This is super depressing. Mufﬂed gay-sounding voice: Okay, we’ve got your results. But they’re too close to call. How about we just narrow it down, and give you a choice? Any of them will do. You can’t lose. Mackerel: Agreed. By the way, who are you, leader guy, so I’ll know who’s the top?