elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Mack Friedman

Mack Friedman is the author of Strapped for Cash: A History of American Hustler Culture. His essays have been featured at the Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art and the Leslie-Lohman Gallery, and his performance art has been showcased at the Andy Warhol Museum. His stories have appeared in the anthologies Obsessed, Wonderlands, and Barnstorm. Setting the Lawn on Fire is his first novel.

Further Readings:

Setting the Lawn on Fire by Mack Friedman
Paperback: 160 pages
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1 edition (May 25, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0299213447
ISBN-13: 978-0299213442
Amazon: Setting the Lawn on Fire
Amazon Kindle: Setting the Lawn on Fire

Ivan, a young Jewish boy from Milwaukee, embarks on a journey of sexual discovery that leads him from Wisconsin to Alaska, Philadelphia, and Mexico through stints as a fishery worker, artist, and finally a hustler who learns to provide the blank canvas for other people's dreams. The result is a new kind of coming-of-age story that sees passion from every angle because its protagonist is every kind of lover: the seducer and the seduced, the pornographer and the model, the hunter and the prey, the trick and the John.

More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels

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