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Vampires of Northwest Arkansas By Richard Grayson
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These ten stories present gay men coping with unusual situations: a best friend and fellow former prostitute bitten by an Ozarks bat in the wake of 9/11; a fashion designer morbidly worried about an... More > impending worldwide chocolate shortage; an Orthodox Jew who consults his rabbi because a lover refuses to ever remove his socks during sex; a young African-American college student on a homophobic campus who has to put up with his Muslim roommate’s therapy monkey; a Wyoming cattle ranch manager dealing with an outbreak of leafy spurge on his land shortly after the murder of Matthew Shepard; a writer confronting on his past affair with his much younger filmmaker stepbrother; a Puerto Rican teacher compelled to watch shirtless teabag-eating white boys on YouTube; a former babysitter of the actor Laurence Fishburne unable to understand his young gay tenants' interest in knitting and supply chain management; and a Florida man haunted by the shuttered suburban movie theaters of his youth.< Less
HOW TO GET A NUN INTO BED By Richard Grayson
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In this short, breezy book of expert advice, Richard Grayson -- a man who knows his way around a bedroom -- gives expert, fail-free tips on how to get a nun into bed (and how to get her out when the... More > time comes). Follow Grayson's step-by-step tips and you'll soon be getting nuns into bed with ease -- and getting lots of pleasure and satisfaction out of it! For mature readers over 18 only!< Less
HOW TO GET A NUN INTO BED By Richard Grayson
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In this short, breezy book of expert advice, Richard Grayson -- a man who knows his way around a bedroom -- gives expert, fail-free tips on how to get a nun into bed (and how to get her out when the... More > time comes). Follow Grayson's step-by-step tips and you'll soon be getting nuns into bed with ease -- and getting lots of pleasure and satisfaction out of it! For mature readers over 18 only!< Less
Moon Over Moldova By Richard Grayson
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MOON OVER MOLDOVA presents three stories by acclaimed writer Richard Grayson. In "Moon Over Moldova," while a Southern college town is rocked by a gay rights referendum, a grad student... More > finds even a "backward" former Soviet republic a refuge from personal and political turmoil. In "Boys Club," a queercore band's bassist has a crush on the group's insufferably punker-than-thou lead singer. And "Everything But Sympathy" artfully conflates stories about elderly nursing home residents; the real-life power broker and "uncrowned king of Florida," banker Ed Hall; young actors and others dying too young of AIDS; and a thirtysomething teacher's affair with a teenage boy who seems to know a lot more than he does. Publishers Weekly called Richard Grayson's uniquely quirky narratives "lighter and funnier than most gay fiction" and The Sun-Sentinel noted: "Although memorial services for young men seem commonplace in Grayson's fiction, the stories are not tragedies. They are funny, intelligently written and original."< Less
Summoning Alice Keppel By Richard Grayson
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In the four whimsical and compelling tales of British and American history collected in SUMMONING ALICE KEPPEL, acclaimed short story writer Richard Grayson creates an alternative universe where King... More > Edward VII's mistress is worshipped as a goddess; where "Old Tippecanoe," President William Henry Harrison, is upstaged by a minor actor he considers a mere nuisance; where the madness of Cold War Defense Secretary James V. Forrestal has immense weird repercussions for decades; and where a 124-year-old New Jersey man hilariously explains the true story of the building of the Panama Canal.< Less
Sixteen Attempts to Justify My Existence By Richard Grayson
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A boy puts Pepto-Bismol tablets in his socks during gym class with a hated teacher. Two college students wear yarmulkes so they can smoke marijuana in public without being arrested. A car thief... More > thoughtfully returns his victim's overdue books to the Brooklyn Public Library. A teenage boy lists 69 reasons men should date his Aunt Aisha. A governor facing re-election is haunted by his dead mother and his habit of eating sand. In the oddball pieces, fictional or perhaps not, by Richard Grayson, a writer hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a versatile, interesting experimenter," SIXTEEN ATTEMPTS TO JUSTIFY MY EXISTENCE presents an infinite number of reasons to read the work of an author Library Journal called "a born storyteller and standup talker."< Less
Dr. Patel's Planets By Richard Grayson
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DR. PATEL'S PLANETS collects nine of Richard Grayson's most affecting stories. Originally published in literary magazines and webzines between 1975 and 2006, the narratives in DR. PATEL'S PLANETS... More > feature such diverse characters as alienated teenagers flirting in the 1970s, a middle-aged gay teacher with prostate cancer, denizens of computer labs and flea markets in 1980s South Florida, a college student finding love in a pre-Katrina New Orleans supermarket, an Indian-American physician on the lookout for extra-solar worlds, and a cuddly Vietnamese pig waiting for a law professor.< Less
Those Seventies Stories By Richard Grayson
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The quirky quintet of Me Decade tales collected in THOSE SEVENTIES STORIES, all originally published back in the day in literary magazines like Bellingham Review, Brooklyn Literary Review and Browns... More > Mills Review, feature the short fiction of Richard Grayson (WITH HITLER IN NEW YORK, I BRAKE FOR DELMORE SCHWARTZ, THE SILICON VALLEY DIET), who has been hailed by Library Journal as "a born storyteller," by Publishers Weekly as "a versatile, interesting experimenter" and by The New York Times Book Review as "entertaining and bizarre."< Less
18/X/1969 By Richard Grayson
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In 1969, an 18-year-old boy becomes obsessed with an actress from an X-rated movie. Teenage Tarzan wants to get to know the southern parts of Nashville Pussycat. College students face pregnancy... More > scares and speeches by racist physicists. In Wisconsin, David can't fall asleep next to his ex-girlfriend for fear that he'll get an erection during the night. A young superhero rescues his beloved psychologist from an evil gorilla but falls into a depression afterwards. A drug-addled adolescent mourning the death of his sister flirts with his father's young wife in his maternal grandparents' bedroom. A 16-year-old girl meets a boy on a bus who correctly guesses that she plays the flute. In these weirdly affecting, sweetly sensuous stories, Richard Grayson paints portraits of the generation that came of age in the Age of Aquarius. First published decades ago, these stories prove every bit as relevant today as they did back when peace symbols first became fashionable and summers of love lingered too long.< Less
My Plan to Kill Henry Kissinger By Richard Grayson
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In these ten quirky, strangely compelling Richard Grayson stories — all of them first published in literary magazines and anthologies in the late 1970s — young people in their late teens... More > and early twenties learn how to live in a world of weirdness: A young man's mother hides under the bed while he has sex with his girlfriend. A young woman claims her TV set won't work properly even though an attractive repairman assures her there's nothing wrong with it. A famous bodybuilder remembers his chronic childhood constipation. A 16-year-old boy tells an interviewer he aspires to be "a friend to the friendless." And in the title story, the roommate of a boy who couldn't stand anyone to say the word "Stanford" in his presence explodes in rage at former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, with surprising results.< Less