A young man arrives in the anarchic city of Bellona, in a near future USA. This world has two moons but could otherwise be our own. The man, known only as 'the Kid', begins to write a novel called Dhalgren that begins where it ends. Dhalgren is about the possibilites of fiction and about the special demands and pleasures of youth culture.
A counter-culture classic and a classic of SF - a young man arrives in a near future US and writes a book that may be DHALGREN.
Born in 1942 in Harlem, New York, Delany has become one of SF's most influential authors. Since 1988 he has also been Professor of Comparative Literature at Massachusetts University. He has won the NEBULA AWARD.