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Friday, September 2, 2011

Kaleidoscope

My mate Anel Viz has just had another book published (so prolific!)  This time it's a collection of short stories called Kaleidoscope.  I haven't read it myself, but here's his comment on the seven stories:

In these seven stories, the author explores people’s shifting views of each other, of the images they project, and of themselves.  Individuals fragment, the pieces fall into ever-changing patterns like bright confetti in the base of a kaleidoscope, and our ideas about sexuality color what we see.

Proteus - Dr. Krone puzzles over the real persona of a student whose dress, body language and opinions change from one class to the next.

Roomies - Each of three men who share a condo plays to a different gay stereotype, masking the individual personalities that lie beneath the façade.

Photographic Memories - A witness at a trial for a gay killing harbors some doubts that the accused is the man he saw leave with the victim.

Facing the Music - Two lovers are forced by their church to enter a reconditioning program to cure their homosexuality.

Kevvy - A popular high school student befriends a gay classmate.

Polygon - A man’s fantasies about watching his wife have sex with a woman lead to suspicions about her sexual orientation and that of his best friend.

Since the Reunion - “Spouses and significant others welcome.” How many will attend? How have they changed over the past 25 years?

You can get a feel for his writing by reading all the shorts he's written for Wilde Oats, which you can access here, and there are quite a few reviews of his novels too:

The House in Birdgate Alley
City of Lovely Brothers
P'tit Cadeau
The Memoirs of Colonel Gérard Vreilhac

 


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