Kevin Bentley Wild Animals I Have Known

ISBN 13 : 9781931160087

Wild Animals I Have Known

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Cultural Writing. Gay Studies. Autobiography. In the late 70s there was a massive migration of young gay men to San Francisco. They left home in droves, traveling by plane, bus, Pinto or Volkswagen towards a life free from discrimination. Struggling to make ends meet, many worked in bookstores and restaurants, all the while taking advantage of a scene of sexual hedonism. "Funny, sexy, and finally wise, Bentley's diary unfolds so-called gay promiscuity as a matter of deep personal quest -- for experience, for selfhood, for connection, for love. Bentley has given us not only a compelling document of a place and time, but a well-crafted narrative as penetrating and satisfying as a novel" -- Clifford Chase, author of The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother. A vivid document of its time, WILD ANIMALS I HAVE KNOWN will be of great interest to readers of all genders and inclinations. Kevin Bentley is the author of SAILOR: VINTAGE PHOTOS OF A MASCULINE ICON.

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In the late 70s there was a massive migration of young gay men to San Francisco. They left home in droves, travelling by plane, bus, Pinyo or Volkswagen. Struggling to make ends meet, many worked in bookstores and restaurants, all the while taking advantage of a scene of sexual hedonism.

"Hope springs eternal for young KB, who blows into San Francisco in 1977 at the age of 21 and sees romantic possibility in every denim bulge, every cruisy glance, every trail of kisses that leads to bed. A literate and literary observer, he unapologetically guides the reader -- squirt by squirt -- through a tempestuous era, surviving fire, earthquake, plague, psychotic boyfriends, and other natural disasters with humor and libido intact. I was moved to find an entire emotional life crammed into these pages: loss, love, fear, doubt, joy." --Don Shewey, author of "Sam Shepard," contributor to "Best Gay Erotica 2000"

"Unrepentant in its frank look at sex, while at the same time subtly addressing the complexities of relationships and the human heart, Wild Animals I Have Known recalls The Orton Diaries and Notes of a Desolate Man in both its honesty and directness ... Erotic, funny, sad, and devastatingly true." --Mitch Cullin, author of Tidelands

"Very moving and also very unusual, these exciting diaries are filled with warmth, humor, San Francisco history, and the fascination of an honest and courageous life." --Jerry Rosco, author of Glenway Wescott Personally

Review :

"A fabulous emotional roller-coaster of a read." -- Out Front Colorado

"Difficult to put down... a small epic of neurotic behavior. ... a graceful, sad, and very skillful tale..." -- Andrew Holleran, The Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide

"One part Armistead Maupin, one part Chi Chi LaRue... Offers a twinge of delightful, guilty pleasure." -- Jason Dorn, SFWeekly

"The best memoir of 1970s San Francisco published so far." -- Jesse Monteagudo, Dallas Voice

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