City of Night

Written by:
John Rechy
Narrated by:
Paul Boehmer

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2017
17 hours 59 minutes
When John Rechy's explosive first novel appeared in 1963, it marked a radical departure in fiction, and gave voice to a subculture that had never before been revealed with such acuity. It earned comparisons to Genet and Kerouac, even as Rechy was personally attacked by scandalized reviewers. Nevertheless, the book became an international bestseller, and fifty years later, it has become a classic. Bold and inventive in style, Rechy is unflinching in his portrayal of one hustling 'youngman' and his search for self-knowledge within the neon-lit world of hustlers, drag queens, and the denizens of their world, as he moves from El Paso to Times Square, from Pershing Square to the French Quarter. Rechy's portrait of the edges of America has lost none of its power to move and exhilarate.
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Glenn G.

I loved it.

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Jason V.

It’s a great coming of age while trying to survive when life dealt you a bad hand and you’re all on your own doing what it takes to survive. It was just hard to keep up with the characters and who’s who at times.

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