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After the Blue Hour

Fiction: Literary
Unabridged   5.75 hour(s)
Publication date: 02/07/2017

2018 Lambda Literary Award Winner

After the Blue Hour

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Audio CD ISBN:9781681684734
Digital Download ISBN:9781681684741


John Rechy's first novel, City of Night, an international bestseller, is considered a modern classic. Subsequent work asserts his place among America’s most important writers. His most daring work yet, After the Blue Hour is narrated by a twenty-four-year-old writer named John Rechy.

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Fleeing a turbulent life in Los Angeles, John accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work. There, he joins Paul, his imposing host in his late thirties, his beautiful mistress, and his precocious teenage son. Browsing Paul's library and conversing together on the deck about literature and film during the spell of evening's "blue hour," John feels surcease, until, with unabashed candor, Paul shares intimate details of his life. Through cunning seductive charm, he married and divorced an ambassador's daughter and the heiress to a vast fortune. Avoiding identifying his son’s mother, he reveals an affinity for erotic "dangerous games." With intimations of past decadence and menace, an abandoned island nearby arouses tense fascination over the group. As "games" veer toward violence, secrets surface in startling twists and turns. Explosive confrontation becomes inevitable.


"John Rechy's After the Blue Hour receives an excellent narration by Cooper North, who successfully enlivens and enriches the story of John, who flees a chaotic big city life to go to a private island where an admirer of his work offers him a refuge from the maddening crowds." —Donovan’s Literary Services

Author Bio

John Rechy is the author of seventeen books, including City of Night, the New York Times bestseller Numbers, and the Los Angeles Times bestsellers Rushes and The Coming of the Night. He has received many awards, including PEN Center USA's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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