Hornito

My Lie Life

by Mike Albo

On Sale: 09/04/2001

Hornito

My Lie Life

by Mike Albo

On Sale: 09/04/2001

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About the Book

“A gay coming-of-age story that’s rip-roaringly funny and sympathetic.”—People

David Sedaris and Sandra Bernhard rolled into one, Mike Albo offers his own unique, witty, and touching tale on being young, single, and gay in today's media-obsessed culture.

Juxtaposing a trip to his childhood home—where he has retreated to try to make some sense of his hectic existence in New York City—with memories of growing up gay in seventies suburbia, Albo creates "Mike Albo." This character's memories are from a fictitious life that's outrageous, hilarious, and embarrassingly real. From a typical suburban childhood to his perpetual search for true love, Albo evokes a poignant, nostalgic past and a vibrant, energetic present. By turns vulnerable and jaded, flamboyant and obsessive, Hornito is full of subversive humor and outrageous irony.

Critical Praise

Hornito is a wonder: sexy, fiercely observant, unmistakably sad, and wildly funny all at once, this book seems to take the pulse of the last three decades of American life.” — Mark Doty

“A scandalously savage riff on growing up suburba-gay.” — Vanity Fair

"Hilarious and moving." — Village Voice

“A gay coming-of-age story that's rip-roaringly funny and sympathetic. The title refers to a type of volcano.” — People

“Sharp and mordant.” — New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060937102
  • ISBN 10: 0060937106
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/04/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:19.95 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Gay
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Coming of Age
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Humorous / General

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