They Change the Subject

They Change the Subject

by Douglas A. Martin


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They Change the Subject by Douglas A. Martin

Treacherously comic and poignant, the autobiographical stories in They Change the Subject follow a young man’s quest for identity through love and desire. Sustained by a single voice, the stories simultaneously offer a fractured novel and stand, powerfully, on their own. At the center of each tale is the heightened, visceral possibility of unexpected emotional encounters—from an escort’s dates in Manhattan hotels to a photo shoot that doubles as seduction. Always pushing toward a bigger shiver of passion, Martin’s young-man-on-the-make learns how to adapt his persona to suit his lovers’ needs and tries to embrace his own experience—and his self—by becoming the purest object of desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299214746
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Douglas A. Martin's first novel, Outline of My Lover, was nominated for the American Library Association's GLBT Book Award, a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and named an international book of the year in the Times Literary Supplement. It has been adapted in part by the Ballett Frankfurt in the production Kammer/Kammer. The author of two collections of poetry, Martin currently teaches at New School University in New York.

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