Vanishing Rooms

Vanishing Rooms

by Melvin Dixon

Paperback(10TH ANNIVERSARY)

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ISBN-13: 9781573441230
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Edition description: 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Melvin Dixon’s writing appeared in the Men on Men series and Shade: Writings by Gay Men of African Descent. He taught at Columbia University.

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Vanishing Rooms: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
coyle220 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Set in the mid '70s, this is the story of dancers who experiment with sensuality, and how desire could take you into violence. Jesse's lover Metro is murdered by a New York gang, and a female dancer tries to soothe him. One of the young gang members becomes attracted to him. Dixon's psychological insight into gay culture is exciting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the best books I've ever read. I'm an avid reader of African-American gay literature. I searched and searched for a book written by a fairly unknown author. 'Vanishing Rooms' is what I discovered and it was an amazing discovery. The storytelling is very different. It is being told from three different points of view. Therefore, the reader gets to experience each and every character through his/her own thoughts. Ultimately, I believe that is what makes it such a wonderful read. Melvin Dixon's use of language is exceptional because it's so descriptive without being too descriptive. He describes feelings and situations through very unorthodox means. If you enjoy E. Lynn Harris, then I suggest you discover Melvin Dixon immediately.