I will be at the B&N in Westport on Tues., June 12 @ 7:30 PM; the B&N on Upper West Side (82nd and Broadway) on Thurs., June 14 @ 7:00 PM; and in Rockland County at the Palisades Center B&N on Tues, July 10 @ 7:30 PM. Hope to see you there … Details below!
Winnie McCroy of The Edge called The Miles the: ”perfect read for members of Front Runners, or any gay man searching for his oasis in an urban landscape.” Check out full review below …
Click here to see the clip from Front Runners on The Miles. Thanks, Da!
Here is a link to a Q&A on the background to The Miles on an author/reader site. Check it out!
“Instead of teasing the crowd by reading each vote one by one, Gary impatiently pulled apart all of the pieces of paper and counted quickly and quietly to himself before exclaiming the 7-3 decision to take on the challenge. The club would soon need to discuss the racing calendar for the entire year with the Urban Bobcats … Now the work would begin …”
Gary stopped and looked thoughtfully from box to box, as if weighing the pieces of the past to see if the measure was something he could bear. After inspecting the magic-marker description of the contents of one cardboard box, Gary opened it and removed a handful of old Polaroids. His shoulders began to shake, and he cupped his head in his hands as he sobbed long and deep …
“After about two minutes, the drag queen pulled them apart as a referee might yank a steroid-fueled boxer off his pummeled competition. Liam could still feel the guy’s heavy tongue scratching his esophagus. His nipples were hot and raw…”
“Gary rubbed Zane’s shoulder consolingly, and several in the pack rolled their eyes as Gene tossed his thin-ribbed tank top into the crowd in the manner of a guitarist appeasing his adoring fans. Liam marveled at Gene’s unchecked self-confidence. If he had a rim of fat jutting out over his belt, Liam would never have danced shirtless in front of dozens of hot young men. But Gene had his eyes closed and flailed his arms from side to side arrhythmically as though he were alone in his living room.”
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“As Joey, who had moved to New York just three months ago from the Beacon Hill section of Boston,finished telling of his hamstring injury from the fall, a young guy dressed in black pants and a purple V-neck barreled into the room in a flurry of hellos. Those gathered around the floor looked up eagerly with changed expressions, delighting in this young man’s arrival …
Zany Zane … that boy definitely knows how to make an entrance!”
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Rachel Kliegman to give a dramatic reading from The Miles at the Annual Front Runner’s New York Variety Show. Don’t miss it at the LGBT Center Friday, April 20. Tickets available at frny.