Dangerous Desires (Pacific Writers)

by Peter Wells

Paperback, 1992

Status

Available

Call number

823

Publication

Methuen Publishing Ltd (1992), Edition: Reprint, 220 pages

Description

Rocketing readers into a global universe of hidden desires and revealing the otherness of being gay, these three stories and three novellas deal just as dramatically with universal emotions and contemporary issues of love, sex, and death. "Who has not been a slut has not been human," proclaims the first page. Wells probes with unashamed vision and passionate, vivid prose the heights and depths of sexual ecstasy and despair, the devious twist in the quest for self-knowledge. Winner of the prestigious Reed Fiction Award and the PEN First Book Award upon its initial publication, Dangerous Desires went on to claim the New Zealand Fiction Award, cited by judge Keri Hulme as "intensely original...of international significance as well as outstanding literary merit."… (more)

Awards

New Zealand Book Award (Winner — Fiction — 1992)

Language

Original language

English

ISBN

0790002418 / 9780790002415
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