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The Abode of Bliss: Ten Stories for Adam [NOOK Book]

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Explaining himself to himself and to the man he loves, Ziya tells Adam the stories of his life:

A bilingual childhood and youth in cosmopolitan İstanbul, city of the world's desire, and the Aegean resort of Bodrum. A bewildering trip by ship and train and jet across Europe and the Atlantic to college in America, that strange and terrifying country. Friendships, passionate affairs, one-night stands—a richly dissatisfying erotic education. A ...

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The Abode of Bliss: Ten Stories for Adam

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Overview

Explaining himself to himself and to the man he loves, Ziya tells Adam the stories of his life:

A bilingual childhood and youth in cosmopolitan İstanbul, city of the world's desire, and the Aegean resort of Bodrum. A bewildering trip by ship and train and jet across Europe and the Atlantic to college in America, that strange and terrifying country. Friendships, passionate affairs, one-night stands—a richly dissatisfying erotic education. A wedding, a death, an act of inexplicable violence—a meeting.

Intricate as Ottoman miniatures, Ziya's stories reveal a world unsuspected: the world we live in.

"Waiting fifteen years to read something new from Alex Jeffers was well worth it. This collection is a treasure chest of perfectly-polished gems, each one radiating an inner beauty brought out by evocative prose, rich characterizations, and a strong sense of place. A rare treat indeed, it is over all too soon and leaves you longing for more."
—Michael Thomas Ford, author of What We Remember

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011432699
  • Publisher: Lethe Press
  • Publication date: 7/22/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 313 KB

Meet the Author

Alex Jeffers is author of Safe as Houses, a novel, and The New People, a science-fiction novella. His many works of short fiction have appeared in magazines including North American Review, Blithe House Quarterly, Fantasy & Science Fiction, —-Brane SF, and Icarus; and in anthologies such as New Dimensions (#s 6, 8, 9, 10, 12), Universe (new series, #s 2 & 3), Men on Men (#s 3 & 7), Best Gay Erotica 1996, The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy 2009, and Wilde Stories 2009.

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