Rettenmund grew up in Flushing, Michigan and after he graduated from the University of Chicago, he moved to New York City, where he still lives.
His novel Boy Culture was adapted into an award-winning movie in 2006.
He has blogged at BoyCulture.com since November 2005.
Boy Culture by Matthew Rettenmund
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (January 23, 2007)
Amazon: The Current Between Us
X a wily hustler, has a dilemma. The object of his affections is his roommate Andrew, who is confused about his sexuality. Meanwhile, X's other roommate--a seventeen-year-old precocious partyboy--is falling for X in a big way. The result is an old-fashioned (well, sort of) love triangle peppered with savage one-liners-a touching portrait of love and lust among three very different gay men.
Matthew Rettenmund is the author of Encyclopedia Madonnica, Totally Awesome 80s, and, with Jaye Zimet, Queer Baby Names. He lives in New York City.
In the bold literary tradition of The Story of O comes this tale of X, a wise-cracking, postmodern callboy who cheerfully relates all the juicy details of his commissioned sexual encounters in a series of twenty-three chapter-length confessions.
By turns shocking, touching, and off-the-charts funny, Boy Culture is a decidedly urban, witty, and salacious novel that wonderfully encapsulates both edgy hustling and old-fashioned romance. Countless complications arrrive in the form of a classic love triangle when X finds that he's falling for one of his roomates (while his other roomate, of course, is suddenly smitten by X).
"Rettenmund, with his sharp eye and knowing prose, sounds like one of the freshest voices on the block . . . We need an observer like Matthew Rettenmund."—The New York Times Book Review
"A smart, delightfully lubricious confessional."—The Village Voice
"A startling debut. Erotic, insightful, and deliciously funny."—Lars Eighner, author of Travels with Lizbeth
"Rettenmund is a clever and witty new writer."—Greg Johnson, author of Pagan Babies
More Spotlights at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Gay Novels
This journal is friends only. This entry was originally posted at http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/3983160.html. If you are not friends on this journal, Please comment there using OpenID.