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The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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In these five autobiographical pieces, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson explores the Brooklyn of his childhood and adolescence. "The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn... More > and Rockaway Beach" and "Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn" return to the venues where a boy in love with films and books learned about life. "Three Scenes from My Life (With Special Guest Star Truman Capote)" is an episodic tale about adolescent encounters with the famed author. "Seven Men Who Made Me Happy" recounts how watching soap operas over several decades can be a lifesaver, and "Melissa and the Good Legislator" juxtaposes the story of a gay college student who managed to get a girl pregnant and the courageous New York State assemblyman who came to the young couple's rescue. In these memoirs, previously published in online magazines like Mississippi Review and Eyeshot, Grayson weaves funny, quirky, poignant memories into a portrait of a baby boom teenager in Brooklyn before the borough became cool.< Less
The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn By Richard Grayson
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In these five autobiographical pieces, award-winning short story writer Richard Grayson explores the Brooklyn of his childhood and adolescence. "The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn... More > and Rockaway Beach" and "Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn" return to the venues where a boy in love with films and books learned about life. "Three Scenes from My Life (With Special Guest Star Truman Capote)" is an episodic tale about adolescent encounters with the famed author. "Seven Men Who Made Me Happy" recounts how watching soap operas over several decades can be a lifesaver, and "Melissa and the Good Legislator" juxtaposes the story of a gay college student who managed to get a girl pregnant and the courageous New York State assemblyman who came to the young couple's rescue. In these memoirs, previously published in online magazines like Mississippi Review and Eyeshot, Grayson weaves funny, quirky, poignant memories into a portrait of a baby boom teenager in Brooklyn before the borough became cool.< Less
LORIMER STREET: Selected Stories By Richard Grayson
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Selected stories from Richard Grayson's fiction collection going back to his 1978 chapbook DISJOINTED FICTIONS. All these stories first appeared in literary magazines or webzines. Stories include... More > "What They Did That Winter," "Presidential Snapshots," "I Survived Caracas Traffic," "Rules of Civil Procedure," and "And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street."< Less
LORIMER STREET: Selected Stories By Richard Grayson
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Selected stories from Richard Grayson's fiction collection going back to his 1978 chapbook DISJOINTED FICTIONS. All these stories first appeared in literary magazines or webzines. Stories include... More > "What They Did That Winter," "Presidential Snapshots," "I Survived Caracas Traffic," "Rules of Civil Procedure," and "And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street."< Less
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
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And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street By Richard Grayson
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"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson’s tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters,... More > including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate’s pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a mildly homophobic campus. In other stories, like 'Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn' and 'The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach,' the author maps out memories against the geography of his beloved Brooklyn, with excursions to Los Angeles and South Florida. Grayson’s low-key, conversational prose is injected with flashes of wry wit...A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world." - Kirkus Discoveries, 4/13/06< Less
And to Think That He Kissed Him on Lorimer Street By Richard Grayson
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"The dynamic Brooklyn cityscape serves as the backdrop in this beguiling collection of short stories. Grayson’s tenth volume of fiction introduces a multicultural multitude of characters,... More > including a teen lesbian from Uzbekistan who works as a Brooklyn Cyclones hot-dog mascot and a gay black student whose Pakistani roommate’s pet monkey helps him find acceptance on a mildly homophobic campus. In other stories, like 'Branch Libraries of Southeastern Brooklyn' and 'The Lost Movie Theaters of Southeastern Brooklyn and Rockaway Beach,' the author maps out memories against the geography of his beloved Brooklyn, with excursions to Los Angeles and South Florida. Grayson’s low-key, conversational prose is injected with flashes of wry wit...A funny, odd, somehow familiar and fully convincing fictional world." - Kirkus Discoveries, 4/13/06< Less
MANHATTANITIS-An inflammation of the brain that causes an absurd obession with the island of Manhattan By H.K. Michaels
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MANHATTANITIS-an inflammation of the brain that causes an absurd obsession with the island of Manhattan, tells the hilarious story of four characters and how they have developed MANHATTANITIS and how... More > they are cured through an epiphany of the soul- Chapter 1- Betsy wants respect and she thinks she can find it by having the "right" address in Manhattan south of 96th street. Chapter 2- Anna wants security; financial, emotional and residential, and she is convinced she can only find that in a Manhattan man. Chapter 3- Zak wants to find normal, down-to-earth gay life and he thinks he will find this in Manhattan. Chapter 4- Saul is a modern orthodox Jewish guy who loves Black hip-hop culture and Black women. He feels he can only be his Jewish hip-hop self and find a Black woman that will like him only in Manhattan.< Less