Hardback The kingdom of sand / Andrew Holleran.
Publication year: 2022
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781787334045 (hbk.) :
'The Kingdom of Sand' features a nameless narrator who has survived the death of his friends to AIDS and the loss of his parents to old age and tragedy. Now he must witness the slow demise of a friend just a shade older than he is. Semi-anonymous sexual encounters, gallows humor, and classic films are his tools for staving off the dying of the light. In prose that's in turn mordantly funny and hauntingly elegiac, Andrew Holleran takes the reader from a video porn shop off Route 301 to the memory of parties in Washington, DC, filled with handsome young men, to the lonely facades of rural Florida.
272 pages ; 23 cm