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City of Night

City of Night

by John Rechy

Publisher Grove Press

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An innovative description of the urban underworld of male prostitution. Rechy portrays a nameless narrator as he travels through several US cities, meeting a collection of unforgettable characters, from drag queens and criminals to the bedridden Professor and Lance O'Hara, once Hollywood's biggest star. Rechy describes this world with brutal candour and understanding but without sentimentality or self-pity, in a prose that is highly personal, vivid and boldly descriptive.

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About the Author

John Rechy

John Rechy is an American novelist, essayist, memoirist, dramatist and literary critic. In his novels, he has written extensively about gay culture in Los Angeles and wider America, among other subject matters, and is among the pioneers of modern LGBT literature.


City of Night, his debut novel published in 1963, was a best seller. Drawing on his own background, he has contributed to Chicano literature, notably with his novel The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, which has been taught in several Chicano literature courses throughout the United States.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition. Some light bruising to spine, and some spotting to the black sprayed edge at the top of the page block. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with some splitting to the top and bottom of spine, some wear to corners, and a tear and some scuffing to back of jacket.

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