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An Arrow's Flight (Paperback)
The award-winning An Arrow's Flight tells the story of the Trojan War and Pyrrhus, the son of the fallen Achilles, now working as a go-go boy and hustler in the big city. Magically blending ancient headlines and modern myth, Merlis creates a fabulous new world where legendary heroes declare their endowments in personal ads and any panhandler may be a divinity in disguise. Comical, moving, startling in its audacity and range, An Arrow's Flight is a profound meditation on gay identity, straight power, and human liberation.
About the Author
Mark Merlis is the author of "An Arrow's Flight," winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He is also the author of "Man About Town."
"Merlis's insight into human nature and his ability to find and articulate grace in the ordinary process of human exchange is remarkable...Merlis's novel is a stunning standout." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Top-of-the-lane...compulsively readable and very, very sexy." --Robert Plunket, The Advocate
"A beautiful, haunting work by one of America's finest novelists." --Paul Russell, author of The Coming Storm and Sea of Tranquility
"The sharp and slyly witty narration consistently offers surprises...compelling and original." --Library Journal
"A smoothly written novel that so seamlessly merges the ancient and the contemporary that we never give a thought to anachronism. Merlis's craft and imagination will have readers gay and straight panting for more." --Booklist
"A dazzlingly, astounding great novel." --Scott Heim, author of In Awe and Mysterious Skin
"The sexiest, smartest gay novel to come down the pike since The Swimming Pool Library." --Lambda Book Report