In this quartet of stories about late 20th century gay relationships gone awry, Richard Grayson's young male characters are always looking in all the wrong places. As The American Book Review wrote:... More >
"They are young gay men trying to survive in a hostile or marginally accepting world. They conduct themselves with manic cheer. They possess a grace and courage that have to substitute for the acceptance and love that most people look for. Their successes in this sphere are meager; their disappointments, many.
Yet, despite a seeming similarity in their drives – and palpable coincidences of character and action – Grayson rarely palls. His young men are imbued with a sweet, endearing nuttiness that serves both to energize and individualize. He depicts our cyberspace and e-mail age, so convenient for rapidly dissolving and re-forming associations, invariably against a backdrop of the search for sincere love and the deaths that ravage gay men and their partners."< Less
These unique photos were taken in the mid-70's when I was taking trips beyond the small town of Durma situated in the Central Province of Saudi Arabia. I still very much appreciate the spontaneous... More > and genuine hospitality shown to me by the people in the photos. The famous kind of hunting dog (a Salugi) can also be seen, as well as an ancient kind of yarn spindle and the classic style of Bedouin tent. Perhaps my favourite photo is the one showing the improvised musical instrument. I've always admired the person in the photo for his skill in both making and playing it.< Less