Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse
Two boys lie on a bed, one of them is already dead; they listen to Glenn Gould playing Bach and talk about suicide and love. A lonely narrator mourns the end of a relationship and the disappearance of a mysterious object as a frustrated artist jumps out of a moving car on his birthday and runs for the last street lamp in the universe. The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse, a radical map of shortcomings in daily experiences in the form of a debut story collection, presents thematically related windows into serious emotional trouble and monstrous love.
Lonely Christopher: Lonely Christopher is the author of several poetry chapbooks and contributor to the poetry volume Into (Seven Circles Press). His plays have been published, staged in New York City and internationally, and released in Mandarin translation. His fiction received the Pratt Institute's 2009 Thesis Award. He is a founding member of the small press The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual journal Correspondence. He lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.