Sweet Tooth

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In a New York as gritty and brutal as Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles — a city of muggings, cockroach-infested apartments, dank hospitals, and casual murders — three characters cross paths and collide. Sweet Tooth is a book of anonymous sexual encounters and of lust that grades into love: a story by one of the most brilliantly uncompromising innovators of gay literature that shocks with candor and builds to an incredible climax. Its last line — "Adventure is dead" — grounds everything that has come before and ...

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Overview

In a New York as gritty and brutal as Charles Bukowski's Los Angeles — a city of muggings, cockroach-infested apartments, dank hospitals, and casual murders — three characters cross paths and collide. Sweet Tooth is a book of anonymous sexual encounters and of lust that grades into love: a story by one of the most brilliantly uncompromising innovators of gay literature that shocks with candor and builds to an incredible climax. Its last line — "Adventure is dead" — grounds everything that has come before and gives a conclusive, melancholy tone to a book that is much more than shocking.

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Debuting in 1973, Navarre's foreigner's perspective of Manhattan is presented through the shocked eyes of a French journalist who comes to visit a dying friend and receives an introduction to the wicked city's seedy underbelly. Probably more for the lit crowd. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564784445
  • Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Series: French Literature Series
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Yves Navarre (September 24, 1940 — January 24, 1994) was a French writer. A gay man, most of his work concerned homosexuality and associated issues, such as AIDS. In his romantic works, Navarre was noted for his tendency to emphasize sensuality and "the mystical qualities of love" rather than sexuality or sensationalism. He was awarded the 1980 Prix Goncourt for his novel Le Jardin d'acclimatation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    A gritty, brutal, and shocking chronicle

    Ably translated by Donald Watson, Sweet Tooth by the award winning French novelist Yves Navarre (1940-1994) is a novel about a French journalist who comes to New York to see a dying former lover. The city he experiences is cold and unforgiving, prone to the macabre, consuming passions, and naked lust that wishes it were love. A gritty, brutal, and shocking chronicle of the dark side of American life, Sweet Tooth makes no attempt to veil the horrors of human nature's ugly side.

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