Ben, a young gay man new to the metropolis, who is confronted by a series of odd, eccentric people, including drug dealers, goths, psychics, a veteran author, Loyd Larcher and ageing rock musicians Rick Shwagger and Heath Prityards. He survives the dangers of the world of sex, drugs and rock and roll, engaging the world with goodwill and good humour.
"This is a thoroughly entertaining read." Lord (chris) Smith of Finsbury
On Thursday night, as usual, I called in at the Give and Take, a West London gay bar a short walk from home. Obvious shadows under my eyes, caused by lack of sleep, might have invited comment, so I put on a pair of sunglasses. They were the kind that magically darken in bright light. I had bought them that summer, and I wore them hoping, even if it was now the middle of October, that they would conceal my...