My novella coming from Bold Strokes Books this October.
Cal State engineering student Hardy tries not to repeat all the mistakes of his gay-supportive but womanizing father. Hardy is too young for a husband, but not too young to fall for bi Tom, or out Brad, or to move in with Sebastien, a French visiting economics professor who surprises Hardy by not taking him along to Paris for the summer—perhaps because Sebastien has a secret boyfriend? In Sebastien’s absence, Hardy works as a barista and turns to online hookup Dick, who is obviously not who he says he is, yet inspires in Hardy the fantasy of being husbands.
A coming of age odyssey filled with lust and passion.
How language changes.
“On Sunday afternoon the girls blow the boys to a picnic.” From Life magazine, 1949. It means the girls paid for everything. The article was about how an Ohio State boy made five dollars last him for a weekend.
Today we wouldn’t write, “The girls blow the boys to a picnic.” We might write, “The girls blow the boys on a picnic,” but we’d have something different in mind.
The next issue of Life in 1949 includes topless pictures of shapely-breasted women in the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific.
Wait a minute. Is this the same U.S. that fifty-five years later would have a snit fit because Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s nipple for half a second during the Superbowl halftime show? Ah, but citizens of the Trust Territory were “natives,” and perhaps natives’ breasts supposedly wouldn’t be recognized as sexual objects by the Caucasian Americans of 1949?
(photo of Timberlake and Jackson from the Washington Post)
The volume Big Big includes the story “Big Bend,” awarded the 2001 Flanner O’Connor Award for Short Fiction.
The Holland Hotel is across the road from the train station in Alpine, TX, Amtrak’s stop for Big Bend. You’ll need a rental car from there.
Amtrak goes to Niagara Falls. The new station is a mile or two from the falls.
Republished from a tweet by Helen @Hells4Heroes
March 22, 2018 Announcement: New Title from Gary Garth McCann
Bold Strokes Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of Gary Garth McCann’s new work of gay erotic fiction, The Shape of the Earth, scheduled for release in 2019 from Bold Strokes Books.
After appearing in Best Gay Love Stories, Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, Q Review, and Off the Rocks, Lenny and his partner Dave return in a hotbed of manhood and jealousy.
Lenny is managing a failing bookstore and struggling to keep his promise of fidelity to Dave. He flirts relentlessly with grad student Ian until he discovers that Ian’s ambivalence masks something far more personal and devastating—it’s not Lenny Ian wants, but Dave. Caught up in a whirlwind of sex and lies, Lenny and Dave’s relationship spins out of control. Lenny clings to Dave’s unassuming strength in hopes of keeping himself grounded, but when another hot, handsome stranger becomes too tempting to resist, Lenny and Dave face the ultimate challenge.