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Goldenboy

Author: Michael Nava
Publisher: Boston : Alyson Publications, Inc., 1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Gay attorney Henry Rios, hero of Nava's previous The Little Death, appears here for the first time in hardcover, venturing from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to solve a series of grisly murders in a fast-paced novel that is as troubling as it is entertaining. When a gay teenager is arrested for the murder of a co-worker, who threatened to expose his homosexuality, Rios is called to L.A. by Larry Ross, a close friend  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Legal stories
Novels
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction
Legal fiction (Literature)
Gay fiction
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Nava, Michael.
Goldenboy.
Boston : Alyson, 1988
(OCoLC)656768113
Named Person: Henry Rios, (Fictitious character); Henry Rios, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Nava
ISBN: 1555831419 9781555831417
OCLC Number: 17546084
Awards: Lambda Literary Award, 1988.
Description: 215 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Michael Nava.

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"Gay attorney Henry Rios, hero of Nava's previous The Little Death, appears here for the first time in hardcover, venturing from the Bay Area to Los Angeles to solve a series of grisly murders in a fast-paced novel that is as troubling as it is entertaining. When a gay teenager is arrested for the murder of a co-worker, who threatened to expose his homosexuality, Rios is called to L.A. by Larry Ross, a close friend and fellow lawyer who is dying of AIDS; too ill to rise to the boy's defense himself, Ross asks Rios to 'balance the accounts' by preserving the accused murderer's life in exchange for Ross's own. Both, he explains, are afflicted by the same diseasethe bigotry that 'shows itself in letting people die of AIDS, making it so difficult for them to come out that it's easier to murder.' Nava's palpable anger at that prejudice and its tragic consequences comes through with an urgency that transcends the central detective story. Despite a shamelessly sentimental ending, it is the many rough edges of Goldenboy that linger in the reader's mind long after the breathless conclusion." --

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