Monkey Suits: a novel
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.6 x 6 x 8.9
- Publication Date:August 6, 2003
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The cater waiter is the ultimate illusion; queer posing as straight, liberal posing as conservative, hedonist posing as eunuch.In his second novel, Jim Provenzano (author of the acclaimed PINS, the Lambda Literary Award winner Every Time I Think of You, its sequel Message of Love, and other novels and plays) explores Manhattan society life from the servants' point of view.
Monkey Suits serves up a compassionate and witty tale of 1980s class warfare, and the romantic entanglements of a quintet of tuxedo-clad waiters. Lee Wyndam's work-related affairs lead to more frustration than he'd expected. Drawn to activism, his passion may finally blossom. His ex-boyfriend Brian Burns' foray into "the oldest profession" leads to a strange encounter. Ed Seabrook, Brian's spiritual boyfriend, Marcos Tierra, a sassy club kid, and Ritchie Hurst, a (mostly) straight sculptor, each have their lives forever changed by a tumultuous benefit protest.
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