By John Rechy; Rechy

Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802151988, 256pp.

Publication Date: January 13, 1994


Book jacket/back: Johnny Rio, a handsome narcissist but no longer a pretty boy, travels to Los Angeles, the site of past sexual conquest and remembered youthful radiance, in a frenzied attempt to recreate his younger self. Johnny has ten precious days to draw the "numbers," the men who will confirm his desirability, and with the hungry focus of a man on borrowed time, he stalks the dark balconies of all-night theaters, the hot sands of gay beaches, and shady glens of city parks, attempting to attract shadowy sex-hunters in an obcessive battle against the passing of his youth.

About the Author
Rechy is the first novelist to receive PEN-USA West's Lifetime Achievement Award.