Christ Like

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Mikey is a spirited but self-destructive survivor of sexual abuse, a gay Latino native New Yorker caught somewhere between Catholic guilt and club kid decadence looking to fit in as part of a family. Instead, Mikey delves into a demimonde of petty thieves, prostitutes, and pushers. Haunted by a father that Mikey has never met, a difficult childhood, recurring nightmares, the reality of death, and Christ, the story unfolds through the '80's and '90's following him on his journey through a fascinating world filled ...
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Overview

Mikey is a spirited but self-destructive survivor of sexual abuse, a gay Latino native New Yorker caught somewhere between Catholic guilt and club kid decadence looking to fit in as part of a family. Instead, Mikey delves into a demimonde of petty thieves, prostitutes, and pushers. Haunted by a father that Mikey has never met, a difficult childhood, recurring nightmares, the reality of death, and Christ, the story unfolds through the '80's and '90's following him on his journey through a fascinating world filled with Santeros, transsexuals and voguing queens.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979083853
  • Publisher: Queer Mojo
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 0.61 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2009

    "it's heartbeat is puro latino"

    Christ Like is the harrowing first novel by Emanuel Xavier. When it was first published ten years ago, it announced the arrival of a unique and important new voice among both gay and Latino/a writers. Ten years later, the novel retains its compelling power as it takes the reader on a jagged journey though the New York club scene; in theme and naked urgency, it may be justly compared to Dancer from the Dance and Last Exit to Brooklyn, but its heartbeat is puro latino.
    --Michael Nava, author of The Little Death and Rag and Bone

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