Love Sucks by Ken Shakin

Love Sucks

Ken Shakin

No punches pulled in these short stories - episodes really - of gay life in New York. Extremely graphic detail, but Ken Shakin presents even his most unappealing characters with humanity and compassion.

Extract

In the all-night deli they're playing that disco ballad from the 70s, that one about mending a broken heart. It makes me homesick and boysick and my mind is beyond sex, travelling down memory lane to a place where I left my broken heart, lost it to become an adult and do adult things like going to bars and picking up men...

Parallels
  • Inferno by Dante
  • Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin