Secret Things by Robert Thomson

Secret Things

byRobert Thomson

Kobo ebook | November 24, 2014

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A twelve-step meeting for anal retentives gets out of control. A cabaret performer tries to conquer his fear of intimacy by breaking up with his boyfriend. How to find love at the YMCA. The last glimpses of life as seen by a dying man. A therapist and her patient enter into an almost-incestuous lesbian love affair. The candid monologue of a sex addict. Fantasy and fear in the age of despair. The first awareness of sexuality in a young boy. Robert Thomson's debut, Secret Things, is a contemporary and engaging collection of short fiction. With a cast of unusual characters and often hysterical situations, this book of memorable stories crosses the boundaries of gay fiction and speaks to a wide audience about the search for love, the fear of intimacy, the adoption triangle, sex, death, and many other subjects. Often ironic and always revealing, Secret Things is about the hidden aspects of everyday people and how lies have changed their lives. Originally published in 1994, Secret Things is now available in this expanded e-book edition, featuring ten new stories, many of which are appearing in print for the first time. "A bold debut" - James Johnstone (Queer View Mirror series, Quickies series) "Secret Things is an outrageously delicious read... It has a thematic richness and a keen sense of life's absurdities. The stories are well rounded, yet they're fanciful and free of stereotyped images." It's a vivid read." -Gwen Costa (Ashley Publishing) "Robert Thomson's stories are honest and bold, sometimes hilarious, and always gripping accounts of what it means to be a boy and a man. I read Secret Things in one enthralled sitting." -Lucy Jane Bledsoe (Sweat: Stories and a Novella) "Thomson has an engaging, almost inexorable, writing style. These stories are unified by his precise and concise speech and images. He has a knack for hooking his reader into the text almost immediately... Hilarious and bittersweet." -Craig J. Simmons (XTRA West)
Title:Secret ThingsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:Robert ThomsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0969820569

ISBN - 13:9780969820567

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