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JoyBoy Press - Books by Vincent Collazo
Sanity's Bane By Vincent Collazo
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Four-year-old Victor falls in love with six-year-old Janice, a disturbed girl from an abusive home, and is rapidly sucked into an alluring vortex of love and madness."Sanity's Bane" follows... More > Victor through a real-life science fiction adventure, unrequited love, unwholesome ruminations on death, a cross-country trek as a fugitive from the rich & powerful, the search for and discovery of a literary hero/ghost, and strange encounters with the insect kingdom. Elizabeth Ruiz, author of the acclaimed play, "Death By Survival" writes, "We are all misfits-but not all misfits are the same. Some, like Victor in Sanity's Bane, help us to fall in love with life despite the hardships. Sanity's Bane is both highbrow and down-to-earth, dark yet full of hope. It paints poetic pictures, waxes philosophical, and tells a story which is both moving and hilarious. 'Sanity's Bane' is a reminder that the love we feel is ours forever."< Less
Writing in a Vacuum: Short Stories By Vincent Collazo
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Vincent Collazo normalizes the fantastic and makes wonderment of the mundane. In these stories you will encounter hallucinatory worlds populated with eccentric characters wrestling with the challenge... More > of living inside a dysfunctional paradigm. Whether through hearing a telepathic roach tell its life story or exploring the mind of a philosophically delusional artist's model, or entering realms where cats rule humans, where food is a four letter word, where books come alive and dreams talk back, where women secede from society and men disappear into clouds--this collection aspires to transport and transform. Some of these characters sink into the morass of their plight while others find the courage to create havens within prisons. While pontificating on sexual mores, ruminating on the state of modern relationships (and making us laugh along the way), Collazo inspires us with the audacity to see the world as it is and the gumption to imagine new ways to cavort upon the planet.< Less
The Monster & the Proxy: A Novel By Vincent Collazo
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Ben and his Uncle Jamin are born five days apart and, like the double-helixed strands of DNA which bind them, their lives interlace-crossing and diverging at regular intervals. The Monster & the... More > Proxy is a touching and uproarious portrait of two boys growing up in the liberation-crazed '60s & '70s, and vaulting into manhood in the plague-ridden '80s & '90s. Jamin "comes out" in high school with disastrous results while Ben-attracted to everyone but having sex with no one-doesn't know what to come out as. The Monster & the Proxy takes on the politics of sex and victimhood; it is a meditation on life and premature death; an exegesis on love and loss; it will make you believe that AIDS can be cried over and laughed about; it demonstrates that today's hero can be tomorrow's villain because we are made complex, which is the richness, sorrow and joy of being human.< Less
Heather's River & Other Poems By Vincent Collazo
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A highly personal collection of mostly prose poems--the first half contains poems written on Valentine's Day, Vinny & Heather's anniversary, Heather's birthday and Christmas/Winter Solstice,... More > covering the first 8 1/2 years of their love story. The second half includes poems written prior to and concurrent with Vinny & Heather's relationship. Although knowing some or all of the "characters" in these poems may add some spice to the reading, they are also written universally enough to be accessible to the general reader. Poetry is the most personal, most subversive form of literature, because it invites strangers in to the most idiosyncratic parts of ourselves, touches us where few souls ever tread. Strike a blow for a revolution of mind--write a poem,read a poem, be a poem.< Less
The Monster & the Proxy By Vincent Collazo
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Ben and his Uncle Jamin are born five days apart and, like the double-helixed strands of DNA which bind them, their lives interlace—crossing and diverging at regular intervals. The Monster... More > & the Proxy is a touching and uproarious portrait of two boys growing up in the liberation-crazed ’60s & ’70s, and vaulting into manhood in the plague-ridden ’80s & ’90s. Jamin “comes out” in high school with disastrous results while Ben—attracted to everyone but having sex with no one—doesn’t know what to come out as. The Monster & the Proxy takes on the politics of sex and victimhood; it is a meditation on life and premature death; an exegesis on love and loss; it will make you believe that AIDS can be cried over and laughed about; it demonstrates that today’s hero can be tomorrow’s villain because we are made complex, which is the richness, sorrow and joy of being human.< Less
The Dust Bunny Murder By Vincent Collazo
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A gay comedy murder mystery for the whole family!--Five friends gather for a gay wedding, but before the vows are exchanged one of them is dead. Is it an accident? Suicide? Or murder? Enter gay... More > police Captain George Sustenance; determined to sort out the facts, he encounters a collection of companions as fascinating as they are resistant to formal interrogation. Will he solve the mystery or become lost in the quagmire of his suspects?< Less
Sanity's Bane By Vincent Collazo
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Four-year-old Victor falls in love with six-year-old Janice, a disturbed girl from an abusive home, and is rapidly sucked into an alluring vortex of love and madness. SANITY'S BANE follows Victor... More > through a real-life science fiction adventure, unrequited love, unwholesome ruminations on death, a cross-country trek as a fugitive from the rich & powerful, the search for and discovery of a literary hero/ghost, and strange encounters with the insect kingdom. Elizabeth Ruiz, author of the acclaimed play, "Death By Survival" writes, “We are all misfits—but not all misfits are the same. Some, like Victor in Sanity’s Bane, help us to fall in love with life despite the hardships. Sanity’s Bane is both highbrow and down-to-earth, dark yet full of hope. It paints poetic pictures, waxes philosophical, and tells a story which is both moving and hilarious. Sanity’s Bane is a reminder that the love we feel is ours forever.”< Less
Writing in a Vacuum By Vincent Collazo
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Vincent Collazo normalizes the fantastic and makes wonderment of the mundane. In these stories you will encounter hallucinatory worlds populated with eccentric characters wrestling with the challenge... More > of living inside a dysfunctional paradigm. Whether through hearing a telepathic roach tell its life story or exploring the mind of a philosophically delusional artist's model, or entering realms where cats rule humans, where food is a four letter word, where books come alive and dreams talk back, where women secede from society and men disappear into clouds--this collection aspires to transport and transform. Some of these characters sink into the morass of their plight while others find the courage to create havens within prisons. While pontificating on sexual mores, ruminating on the state of modern relationships (and making us laugh along the way), Collazo inspires us with the audacity to see the world as it is and the gumption to imagine new ways to cavort upon the planet.< Less
Heather's River & Other Poems By Vincent Collazo By Vincent Collazo
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A highly personal collection of mostly prose poems--the first half contains poems written on Valentine's Day, Vinny & Heather's anniversary, Heather's birthday and Christmas/Winter Solstice,... More > covering the first 8 1/2 years of their love story. The second half includes poems written prior to and concurrent with Vinny & Heather's relationship. Although knowing some or all of the "characters" in these poems may add some spice to the reading, they are also written universally enough to be accessible to the general reader. Poetry is the most personal, most subversive form of literature, because it invites strangers in to the most idiosyncratic parts of ourselves, touches us where few souls ever tread. Strike a blow for a revolution of mind--write a poem,read a poem, be a poem.< Less