In this send-up of Trump's America, grifters, drifters; liars, cheats and lovers; rapscallions and wags; pathicks, punks and pornstars all collide in a SoCal, Vegas and Baja California adventure to restore one man's sacred libido.
But will he still have his twink boyfriend by the end of it…?
Arthur Hedlund is enjoying a stock option funded retirement from one of the tech companies in the Seattle metro area. He has a nice home on acreage outside the small town of Georges, Washington, he’s doing something he always desired which is learning how to play the guitar, and he’s looking forward to the recording of the EP his music school will give him. Then one evening after his guitar lesson he goes to a jazz club owned by an old friend in the town of Three Forks and meets a thirteen-year-old boy who will soon occupy a special place in his heart.
"The child lay in his bed, curled up into a fetal position as he stared at the door across from him. It wasn't a door. It was a giant flab of flesh, glowing like when you put a flashlight under your hand, and breathing like a lung. It breathed slowly, filling with air and then flattening out. Then it breathed again. The boy was too scared to close his eyes, so he stared at the door that never left his room. It had been there for months. Haunting the child. Traumatizing him."
When a father's son goes missing, he has to venture into a world of nonsense and horror to bring him back.
Su Yin is eighteen, he is a foundling child, he is pretty, and he is a virgin. Unfortunately for him, this means he qualifies as his town's sacrifice, to protect them from the anger of the yaoguai who lives in the mountains. Su Yin is sent to his death in the high temple, but the demon he finds there has things other than death on his mind.
The ex-gay movement has hit the headlines recently with the films The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Boy Erased, but what is it like to live by that belief, what price does it demand of an individual?
The story, in four chapters, set 1991, looks at how difficult it is to live a life denying your sexuality, and the cost the ex-gay life takes from a person.
Nearly thirty years ago, the Greek compose Vangelis released the "Direct" album. One of the songs on the album was "Intergalactic Radio Station" and I've always thought "what a great name for a story." But, time came and went and I never seemed to get the proper incentive to take that title and manipulate it into words. Until now . . .
After losing his wife to illness, a decorated war hero is determined to keep his family together, but his parenting skills are tested during the summer break by financial restraints, an increasing reliance on alcohol, and the discovery that his eldest son is gay.