And to Think That He Kissed Him On Lorimer Street

And to Think That He Kissed Him On Lorimer Street

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by Richard Grayson
     
 
"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson's tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters, including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate's pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a

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"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson's tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters, including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate's pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a mildly homophobic campus. In other stories, like 'Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn' and 'The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach,' the author maps out memories against the geography of his beloved Brooklyn, with excursions to Los Angeles and South Florida. Grayson's low-key, conversational prose is injected with flashes of wry wit...A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world." - Kirkus Discoveries, 4/13/06

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ISBN-13:
9781257323548
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Sold by:
LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
652 KB

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And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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His sense of humor is unlike any I've encountered before, and he expresses his wit through his creation of a diverse group of characters. 'And to Think That he Kissed Him on Lorimer Street' introduces characters such as a teenage lesbian from Uzbekistan, and a black gay college student who debates poisoning his Pakistani roommate's therapy monkey. Grayson skillfully expands on his memories of the past with a pop culture study of sorts..weaving his past memories into his observations and experiences in the here and now. All this is done with a wit that caused me to laugh out loud. I'll admit, not every story had me rooted to my seat..there were a few that didn't grab me and keep hold, but ultimately as a whole, I sincerely enjoyed this book...if you want a good chuckle and enjoy short stories, this one is recommended.