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I Pass Like Night (Paperback)
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I Pass Like Night (Paperback)

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Paperback 178 Pages / Published: 26/07/1999
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When Alexander Vine finishes his work day, he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant -- and enters a nighttime landscape of chance and danger, excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld. Walking a tightrope between sexual desire and self-extinction, Alexander Vine charts his destructive course -- and his struggle for redemption -- with startling, unadorned clarity.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780671034269
Number of pages: 178
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Vanity Fair"

Jonathan Ames's acclaimed fictional odyssey inside New York City's sexual underground is the first novel from this arresting and original writer. Bleakly funny, fiercely moving, this starkly rendered chronicle of a young man's secret life is both unforgettable and "unabashedly shocking."


"USA Today"

Evokes the lean style of Raymond Carver.


Joyce Carol Oates

Disturbing and funny...a striking debut.


"Kirkus Reviews"

Impressive...Ames set[s] down haunting urban scenes in a spare style that works like poetry.


"Time Out"

London

Unerringly builds up an accurate portrait of a dissolute young man floundering in a sea of amorality.


Joyce Carol Oates

Cinematic in its short, graphic takes, chilling in its authority....A disturbing and often funny portrait of a man without illusions.


"Booklist"

Ames makes [Alexander Vine] as horrifying an emblem of American young manhood as the coke-snorters of "Bright Lights, Big City" and "Less Than Zero."


Philip Roth

An authentic voice of youthful suffering. Mr. Ames's antisocial young hero comes through as a cross between Jean Genet and Holden Caulfield in the age of AIDS. The style is the real achievement: strong, clean, and poker-faced.


"The Times Literary Supplement"

London

This is New York at street level. Ames is something of a gambler [but he] negotiates the pitfalls with remarkable dexterity....There is an unforced sadness at the heart of this novel, and there lies the proof that the gamble has succeeded.


Vanity Fair Jonathan Ames's acclaimed fictional odyssey inside New York City's sexual underground is the first novel from this arresting and original writer. Bleakly funny, fiercely moving, this starkly rendered chronicle of a young man's secret life is both unforgettable and "unabashedly shocking."
USA Today Evokes the lean style of Raymond Carver.
Kirkus Reviews Impressive...Ames set[s] down haunting urban scenes in a spare style that works like poetry.
Time Out London Unerringly builds up an accurate portrait of a dissolute young man floundering in a sea of amorality.
The Times Literary Supplement London This is New York at street level. Ames is something of a gambler [but he] negotiates the pitfalls with remarkable dexterity....There is an unforced sadness at the heart of this novel, and there lies the proof that the gamble has succeeded.
Dallas Morning News Crazy, frightening, poignant, funny encounters...utterly fearless in its unsentimental depiction of a young man courting self-destruction.
Booklist Ames makes [Alexander Vine] as horrifying an emblem of American young manhood as the coke-snorters of Bright Lights, Big City and Less Than Zero.

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