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Lee Houck (born January 4)

Lee Houck was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and in 2012 celebrates 15 years of living in New York City. His debut novel, Yield, was the winner of Project QueerLit 2008, and was published by Kensington Books in September 2010. His writing appears in anthologies published in the U.S. and Australia, and in two limited-edition chapbooks: Collection (essays, 2006) and Warnings (poems, 2009). His other work includes original pieces for theater seen in Vermont, Tennessee and in New York City, art installations for the Musee de Monoian, and poetry in the Magnetic Poetry Calendar. He is currently at work on a new novel, and blogs at GrammarPiano.com.

Additionally, with Great Small Works he has performed in "B.B. in L.A." and "The Rising Tide Parade." With Jennifer Miller, he has been seen in "Cracked Ice" and "The Golden Racket," and with Circus AMOK! for many, many seasons.

Yield won a 2011 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction and Best Gay Debut.

Yield by Lee Houck
Paperback: 278 pages
Publisher: Kensington (September 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0758242654
ISBN-13: 978-0758242655
Amazon: Yield
Amazon Kindle: Yield

In his evocative and mesmerizing debut novel, Lee Houck depicts a contemporary Manhattan thrumming with sex and violence as seen through the eyes of Simon—a twenty-something part-time hustler with a cadre of loyal, sometimes floundering friends. As Simon grows increasingly involved with a gorgeous, guileless client named Aiden, he tries to navigate a path to fulfillment in a city where love and honesty are as dangerous as they are rare. Witty, spare, and rapier-sharp, this is an exceptional story of the friendships that sustain us, the families we create, and the pain and joy that are always within reach, waiting for us to yield…

More Rainbow Awards at my website: www.elisarolle.com/, Rainbow Awards/2011


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