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.
About the Author
Yves Navarre's (1940-1994) first book, Lady Black, was published in 1971. During a prolific career, he published over a dozen novels, including Cronus's Children, The Zoological Garden, and Our Share of Time, which is published by Dalkey Archive Press. In 1980, he won France's most esteemed literary award, the Prix Goncourt.
DONALD WATSON, FAIA, is Professor and Dean Emeritus of the School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York and honored as ASCA Distinguished Professor, 2002. His books include Climatic Building Design, co-authored with Kenneth Labs, (McGraw-Hill 1983, revised 1993), recipient of the Best Book in Architecture and Planning Award from the American Publishers Association. He is editor-in-chief of Time-Saver Standards for Architectural Design Data (7th edition, 1997) and Time-Saver Standards for Building Materials and Systems (2000).
ALAN PLATTUS is Professor of Architecture and Urbanism at Yale University School of Architecture. He founded and directs the Yale Urban Design Workshop, a community design center that has worked with cities, towns and neighborhoods throughout the region. He also directs the Yale China Studio, working with universities in China on urban design issues in rapidly developing cities. He has published widely on the history and theory of architecture and urbanism, and edited the new edition of Hegemann and Peets classic text, The American Vitruvius.
ROBERT G. SHIBLEY, AIA, AICP, is a professor of architecture and planning at the School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He is the Director of the Urban Design Project, a center for the study and practice of urban design. He also is the co-author of seven books including Urban Excellence with Philip Langdon and Polly Welsh (1990), Placemaking: The Art and Practice of Building Communities with Lynda Schneekloth (1995), and Commitment to Place: Urban Excellence and Community (2000).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.