By: Andrew Holleran
In a seriocomic remembrance of things past—and still poignantly present—this haunting, brilliant novel depicts a young man's obsessive search for love in the gay world.
Malone, young and astonishingly beautiful, follows his heart from Manhattan's Everard Baths and after-hour discos to lavish orgies on Fire Island, from parks after dark to the gossip columns in the morning papers. And along to comment and commiserate on Malone's descent from high society to whoredom is one of the most memorable literary creations of contemporary fiction, Sutherland: the high-camp quintessential queen, witty, hilarious, and ultimately heartbreaking. Dancer from the Dance is extraordinary fiction—truthful, provocative, outrageous, and told in a voice as close to laughter as tears.