Mysterious Skin

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Author: Scott Heim
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061737194
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Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim

Original Title: Mysterious Skin

At the age of eight Brian Lackey is found bleeding under the crawl space of his house, having endured something so traumatic that he cannot remember an entire five–hour period of time. During the following years he slowly recalls details from that night, but these fragments are not enough to explain what happened to him, and he begins to believe that he may have been the victim of an alien encounter. Neil McCormick is fully aware of the events from that summer of 1981. Wise beyond his years, curious about his developing sexuality, Neil found what he perceived to be love and guidance from his baseball coach. Now, ten years later, he is a teenage hustler, a terrorist of sorts, unaware of the dangerous path his life is taking. His recklessness is governed by idealized memories of his coach, memories that unexpectedly change when Brian comes to Neil for help and, ultimately, the truth.

Mysterious Skin

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Author: Santiago Fouz-Hernandez
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857715011
Size: 79.30 MB
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Mysterious Skin by Santiago Fouz-Hernandez

Original Title: Mysterious Skin

Borrowing its title from Gregg Araki’s 2005 film, in which the camera’s contemplation of the male body encourages us to feel that body, and covering a broad span of subjects and films, 'Mysterious' Skin offers a wider, more representative picture of the depiction of the male body in contemporary world cinemas than has hitherto been attempted. _x000D_ _x000D_ An international array of major experts explore the treatment of masculinity and the male body in the cinemas of Africa, Australia, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, North America, Spain, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as Hollywood. Their common concern is to reveal how the representation of the male body is used in films to convey a country’s anxieties about its national identity and history, as well as how it engages with questions of racial, sexual or gender politics. They discuss key actors, directors and films of these countries, from Ewan MacGregor in Peter Greenaway’s 'The Pillow Book', through the films of Wong Kar Wai, to Paul Hogan as Mick Dundee in 'Crocodile Dundee'. In so doing, 'Mysterious Skin' also provides a strong overview of important cinema produced around the world in the last twenty years._x000D_

The Blue Man And Other Stories Of The Skin

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Author: Robert A. Norman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520952502
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The Blue Man And Other Stories Of The Skin by Robert A. Norman

Original Title: The Blue Man And Other Stories Of The Skin

Written by a leading dermatologist, The Blue Man and Other Stories of the Skin provides a compelling and accessible introduction to the life of our largest organ, while also recounting the author’s experiences with memorable patients he has treated who suffer from mysterious skin conditions. Robert Norman begins by highlighting the qualities of the skin, tracing the history of its conditions and diseases, then examining the cultural, social and psychological impact of both color and irregularity. The book also features an absorbing collection of stories about some of his most intriguing patients: from a man whose skin mysteriously turned blue, to a hypochondriacal woman who begins to show signs of a life-threatening disease. This is a fascinating account of the dynamic nature of the skin, and the people who inhabit it.

Images For A Generation Doomed

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Author: Kylo-Patrick R. Hart
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739139975
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Images For A Generation Doomed by Kylo-Patrick R. Hart

Original Title: Images For A Generation Doomed

Images for a Generation Doomed: The Films and Career of Gregg Araki provides an interpretive critical history of director Gregg Araki's career trajectory to date. In doing so, Kylo-Patrick R. Hart articulates the most noteworthy attributes of this New Queer Cinema pioneer's trademark post-punk filmmaking style as well as the unique challenges he faces during the third decade of his filmmaking career.

The System

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Author: Mario Jiannino
ISBN: 1483417832
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The System by Mario Jiannino

Original Title: The System

The System is an inspired collection of poetry that considers life just below the surface of the obvious. Delving into the realities of everyday life that are seldom acknowledged but always there, waiting for each of us as we face the challenges and invisible forces in our lives. Author Mario Jiannino looks honestly at the emotions and situations that he encounters, as he considers the impact of the people who have been part of his life experiences. From looking back on past crushes and what they meant to him to tackling the force of his life choices, his powerful poetry resonates with the sheer emotion of want and need and in some cases resignation to who matters to him and who does not. The System offers poetry that is rife with raw emotion guaranteed to make us think about why our lives take certain paths as we wonder what might have been. This poetry collection represents the author's no-holds-barred understanding of the life decisions that he has made for himself.

Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies Of All Time

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Author: Jason Shaw
ISBN: 1471086453
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Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies Of All Time by Jason Shaw

Original Title: Top 50 Most Influential Gay Movies Of All Time

A wonderful fully comprehensive guide to the most influential gay movies of all time! exhaustively researched, each film is presented with a full plot synopsis, honest and frank review and reader comments. This is an exceptional book, full of insight, entertainment and knowledge. A must for any film buff or cinema goer!

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