Thursday, July 26, 2007
Where the Boys Are
An excerpt from my first novel, Yield, will be published in the upcoming anthology Where the Boys Are. Look for it from Cleis Press in late September.
About the book: Many a confident urban gay man in the Castro, West Hollywood, and Chelsea was once a wide-eyed newcomer. Every year thousands of young men arrive in these queer-friendly neighborhoods, seduced by city life and its sexual possibilities. In Where the Boys Are, Richard Labonté collects raunchy memoirs and stories about these newly arrived country boys. Here are stories of first times, initiations, bars, backrooms, dance clubs, and parties, reading (or misreading) the codes — and sometimes teaching those city boys a thing or two.
Pre-order here from Amazon, Powell's, Barnes & Noble, or better yet, run out to your local independent bookstore--the gay one if it still exists--and tell them to order it for you.