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Sacred Lips of the Bronx Hardcover – 31 Dec 1994

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 307 pages
  • Publisher: St Martin's Press; First Edition edition (31 Dec. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312110529
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312110529
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 15.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,295,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Douglas Sadownick is now a practising psychiatrist in California and doubtless a brilliant one. Like Harper Lee, he has written only one novel, and it is a memorably fabulous one. It is a first person account of Mikey's life as a child in the Bronx, his first and happy/heartrending love for the Hispanic, Hector; his later love in a time of AIDS for his unfaithful partner and an exploration of himself and his disfunctional family who are one of the great literary creations. Life as it must have been in the Bronx, in a Jewish family, comes vividly off the page, sad and funny (often laugh-out-loud funny) and sexy as Mikey discovers his sexuality. His love for Hector, and the nature of their teenage relationship, is haunting.
This has to be one of the greats of modern gay literature.
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The Kirkus Review I saw here inspired me to express my opinion that this is one of the half dozen best novels about gay men from the last decade or more (with Latin Moon in Manhattan, Landscape/Memory, The Swimming Pool Library, The Waters of Thirst, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh). It is sometimes very funny, sometimes very arousing, and manages to show that intragenerational misunderstandings can be as profound as intergenerational and interethnic ones. That's a lot for one book to do, and it is also beautifully written.
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Sacred Lips of the Bronx burns up the page and turns the readers expectations and heart upsidedown! Sadownick opens up and gives us a new, bold, sexy, spiritual, take on life. Sacred Lips of the Bronx is truly a gift. Gay or not, new American fiction doesn't get better than this, it's one of the all time best in gay fiction!
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HASH(0x8b425330) out of 5 stars Poignant and hot tale of clashing expectations 12 Nov. 1997
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The Kirkus Review I saw here inspired me to express my opinion that this is one of the half dozen best novels about gay men from the last decade or more (with Latin Moon in Manhattan, Landscape/Memory, The Swimming Pool Library, The Waters of Thirst, and The Mysteries of Pittsburgh). It is sometimes very funny, sometimes very arousing, and manages to show that intragenerational misunderstandings can be as profound as intergenerational and interethnic ones. That's a lot for one book to do, and it is also beautifully written.
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HASH(0x8b93dd14) out of 5 stars One of the all time best in gay fiction! 3 Jan. 1998
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Sacred Lips of the Bronx burns up the page and turns the readers expectations and heart upsidedown! Sadownick opens up and gives us a new, bold, sexy, spiritual, take on life. Sacred Lips of the Bronx is truly a gift. Gay or not, new American fiction doesn't get better than this, it's one of the all time best in gay fiction!
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