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    Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Read An Arrow's Flight I loved this book but I'm not really sure who I'd recommend it to Having some kind of knowledge or passion for Greek mythology seems reuisite going in I can't imagine getting much enjoyment out of this if you aren't familiar

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    Read An Arrow's Flight Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis There are good novels and there are really good novels; then there are a transcendent few that should be read by everyone Too often these stories are not only not read by those cognizant of the very best stories gay literature has to offer they aren't even known about This is one of those novels I stumbled across the author and his novel while Googling something like The Top Ten Best Gay Novels Ever Written Fortunately I came across this

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    Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This was one of the best re tellings I've ever read Pyrrhus the son of now dead Achilles is about to face up to his destiny That said he's been working as a stripper in a local gay bar can barely afford the rent and as such will likely turn to being a call boy and being the uarter divine son of a vaguely known water goddess isn't all that it's cracked up to beMerlis has blended ancient Troy and its legends by shifting them to a uasi contem

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mark Merlis' An Arrow's Flight is a really interesting read The narrative is built on the intriguing placement of the last years of the Trojan war in modern day and basing the convoluted plot line on the proposition that Pyrrhus son of Achilles is a young gay man working as a hustler in the CityAlthough this is clearly a

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Some may think it a little too clever for its own good but I like this book a lot How can you not like a novel in which a gay demigod making a living as a hustler turns out to be essential to winning the Trojan war? All the homoeroticism leached out of most stagings or retellings of Greek myth is right here on

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Man that was awesome Loved it

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters AN ARROW’S FLIGHT 1998 a novel by Mark Merils is brilliant and irreverent It disrespects conventional writing storytelling and history — and the author I think had great fun in doing so It is an existential inuiry about the human condition hidden within Greek Mythology and Gay Identity I read it not as a st

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Read An Arrow's Flight Blending Greek myth and contemporary gay life Merlis fully explores the uestions of life and lust desire and destiny through the misadventures

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    Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This book This book What can I tell you about the story of this book? I'll tell you this I started it and immedi

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    An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free It's the Trojan War updated as a reflection on gay issues The concept of Achilles' son Pyrrhus working as a dancerhustler is a good one but overall I didn't like this book When push comes to shove I'd rather read Sophocles

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Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ically blending ancient headlines and modern myth Merlis creates a fabulous new world where legendary heroes declare their endowments in personal ads and any panhandler ma. Man that was awesome Loved it

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Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Y be a divinity in disguise Comical moving startling in its audacity and range An Arrow's Flight is a profound meditation on gay identity straight power and human liberati. Blending Greek myth and contemporary gay life Merlis fully explores the uestions of life and lust desire and destiny through the misadventures of Pyrrhus Achilles gay son Escaping palace life for the city he finds that waiting tables doesn t pay the rent so he becomes a popular gogo boy then a hustler But the emptiness of paid sex leaves him indifferent and torn Will he find love amid so much base sexualityIn the second half of the novel Odysseus arrives to convince Pyrrhus to join the fight in the ten years long Trojan War Can he fulfill his dead father s mission find validation as the son of a demigod But before he gains his father s famous armor a stop at Lemnos brings on a sidebar uest to seduce and convince the elder Philoctetes to return to the war because the prophecy says soMerlis insight into the delicate interplay between men truthful love and conscripted lust are part of what makes this a great story The clever interplay of ancient and contemporary settings adds to its charm The comparison of the Trojan War and the AIDS epidemic are clear and artfully told This Lambda Literary Award winner was also cited by the Publishing Triangle as one of the best gay novels

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Mark Merlis ✓ 2 Characters Summary Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mark Merlis An Arrow's Flight Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free The award winning An Arrow's Flight tells the story of the Trojan War and Pyrrhus the son of the fallen Achilles now working as a go go boy and hustler in the big city Mag. There are good novels and there are really good novels then there are a transcendent few that should be read by everyone Too often these stories are not only not read by those cognizant of the very best stories gay literature has to offer they aren t even known about This is one of those novels I stumbled across the author and his novel while Googling something like The Top Ten Best Gay Novels Ever Written Fortunately I came across this site I had read four of the ten novels listed and alternate novels by a couple of the other listed authors Hooray for me Something about the short description Ed Sikov gave Mark Merlis An Arrow s Flight caught my eye before I went out and bought Gods and Monsters because Brendan Fraser was hot in the movie or Hollinghurst s The Line of Beauty although I had seen the tv adaption which I thought it was interesting but so British ie really slow moving with no good sex scenes Since the four novels I had read were topped by my favorite all time I ll love it until I die novel Dancer From the Dance I figured that Sikov might know what he was talking aboutOh sweet Jesus did he know what he was talking aboutThose of you who have lasted through this lengthy harangue will be eually thrilled to learn that this hilariously funny AU retelling of Sophocles Philoctetes is a allegory for the AIDS crisis circa the 1980sAnyone still reading this critiueOn the Goodreads star scale this novel rates a 390 There are a lot of dumb readers who contribute to the big Goodreads site You want to know the top whinge about the book after saying how witty well written and funny the first three uarters of it is The last uarter is sad Boo fucking hoo Rhett left Scarlett Marie Antoinette lost her head and Sherlock Holmes went over the Reichenbach Falls Life can be a bitch DealThe story if anyone still cares is that Pyrrhus aka Neoptolemus for some unknown reason is the son of demi god Achilles yes that Achillesthe one with Patroclus attached to his hip and minor princess Deidameia of Scyros He is therefore a uarter demi god and gay hustler doing a Magic Mike like routine at a gay bar in a large unnamed town on the outskirts of Troy sigh Yes that Troy Although the Trojan War has been raging for ten years it has been prophesied that Pyrrhus will end the war in the Greek s favor by breaching the walls of Troy and killing King Priam The novel s conceit is that despite the Greeks and Trojans going at it and getting nowhere fast the time frame is a circa late 1970 s AU ish New York Wrap your minds around thatIn order to bring triumph to the Greek Army glory upon his somewhat soiled self and revenge on a father who always thought he was a pussy Pyrrhus must hustle in the sexiest possible way Hercules bow which is currently in the possession of one Philoctetes Phil is a warrior abandoned by Odysseus on the Fire Island ish Island of Lemnos because he was bitten on the ankle by a snake and the bite won t heal at least never permanently Get the AIDS referenceAfter a night of sexless but real love with Philoctetes Pyrrhus still hasn t laid his hands on the bow but now knows where it is stashed The ins and outs of politics around the stricken Philoctetes and whether he needs to be carried to Troy along with the bow provides the central motif of the storyAll of this is a helluva lot funnier than it sounds and if you think being a gay uarter demi god is a piece of cake this just might disabuse you of that idea The scene of Hercules trying to self immolate himself into the heights of Mount Olympus is worth the price of admission aloneWhy Merlis chose to set his story in this Alternate Universe is beyond my poor powers to add or detract I can only say that as I came to the end of the novel I actually was really depressed the story wasn t longerOh and just to screw with the reader and his or her expectations view spoilerMerlis has the Greeks ignominiously lose the Trojan War so all their conniving was in vain hide spoiler

  • 438
  • An Arrow's Flight
  • Mark Merlis
  • en
  • 05 October 2018
  • 9781857026870