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John Rechy and Roxane Gay Among Winners at 2018 Lambda Literary Awards

We are happily ringing in Pride month with this week’s wonderful news: Roxane Gay was the recipient of the Lambda Literary Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Literature, and the Lambda award for Bisexual Nonfiction for her memoir, Hunger; and John Rechy’s After the Blue Hour won a 2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Gay Fiction.

After the Blue Hour is “tense metafiction” (Publishers Weekly) narrated by a twenty-four-year-old writer named John Rechy. Fleeing his turbulent Los Angeles life, Rechy accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work—Paul. Soon, Paul reveals an affinity for erotic “dangerous games,” pulling Rechy ever deeper into the layers of his past. As the “games” veer toward violence, secrets surface in startling twists and turns, rendering an explosive confrontation inevitable.

Writes Jonathan Parks-Ramage in OUT Magazine:

“Shocking, erotic, and suspenseful . . . Rechy has explored the intersection of identity, sexual yearning, and morality throughout his career, but never with the clarity he exhibits in After the Blue Hour.”

Click here to browse a complete list of our Rechy titles. From Rechy’s first novel, the bestselling City of Night, to The Sexual Outlaw, a nonfiction account of the Los Angeles sexual underground of the 1970s, we offer you a wealth of reading from the writer called by Gore Vidal “one of the few original American writers of the last century.”