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Arabesque Lorena Manuel

Arabesque

Lorena Manuel

Published January 28th 2004
ISBN : 9780595308828
Paperback
140 pages
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For the first volume of the Arabesque series, Lorena Manuel has created six stories rich in ornate and fantastic imagery. Familiar and obscure folktales, myths, and legends are retold as metaphors that provide an alternate view of burgeoning loveMoreFor the first volume of the Arabesque series, Lorena Manuel has created six stories rich in ornate and fantastic imagery. Familiar and obscure folktales, myths, and legends are retold as metaphors that provide an alternate view of burgeoning love between boys. World-weary knights, mournful goddesses, mad queens, and ghostly shadows become catalysts for the baffling and oftentimes painful journey of self-discovery among gay youth. Hermitic lunatics and murderously obsessive lovers delve into the darker themes of homoeroticism. Dragons, abandoned statues, vainglorious fathers, spectral guardians, and sinister servants add to the colorful backdrop through which heroes must fumble their way.Alternately tender, satirical, and scathing, written in a style thats distinctly baroque and vivid, Arabesque offers readers of gay fiction an experience both unique and universal.