Hart

By: Veillon, Lee

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[a little wear along bottom edge, one corner slightly bumped; jacket has mild edge/corner wear, wrinkling/chipping at top of spine, some rubbing]. "This is the story of Hart, the brokeback, who knew his place, and his place was where he had always been, shuffling around the Vieux Carre, the Quarter in New Orleans. The Quarter knew Hart and trusted him, with the affectionate embarrassment bestowed on children who are ugly, not quite loved but tolerated. .... Hart, the brokeback, was searching for his father. He kept himself alive by collecting bits and pieces from the local dumps and selling them, to be processed and eventually sold as antiques by a homosexual mulatto whom Hart called Candyman ... Hart's life was bizarre, but it was full. There was the kindness of Rena at Madam Bess's to help fill it -- Rena, who gave him cafe au lait with lots of sugar, who told her lover Mace that in Madam Bess's house Hart was a man, and who even let Hart take an occasional bath in one of Madam Bess's bathtubs. .... There are fierce and bloody cock fights, a peacock-colored balloon, a ritual on the beach, and all the dark magic of New Orleans in [this] strange, haunting novel, vigorously alive, one that quickly engulfs the reader in its very special miasma."

Title: Hart

Author: Veillon, Lee

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Laura Lydecker

Categories: Fiction: Modern Lit, Fiction: Modern Literature,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: (c.1974)

ISBN Number: 0-06-014508-0

ISBN Number 13: 9780060145088

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 3194

Keywords: New Orleans Obsession Voodoo Cockfighting Prostitution