John Rechy, recipient of the Publishing Triangle's William Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote City of Night in 1963. This radical and daring work, which launched Rechy's reputation as one of America's most courageous novelists, remains the classic document of the garish neon-lit world of hustlers, drag queens, and men on the make who inhabited the homosexual underground of the early sixties.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
John Rechy comes from a family of Mexican artistocrats and grew up in the USA. During his early 20's he drifted around the US, working as a hustler and these experiences are the basis for 'City of Night'. He currently teaches at the University of Southern California.