Monkey Suits

a novel

by Jim Provenzano



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/6/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 236
ISBN : 9780595282562

About the Book

"The cater waiter is the ultimate illusion; queer posing as straight, liberal posing as conservative, hedonist posing as eunuch."

In his second novel, Jim Provenzano (author of the acclaimed PINS) explores Manhattan society life from the servants' point of view. Monkey Suits serves up a compassionate and witty tale of 1980s class warfare, and the romantic entanglements of a quintet of tuxedo-clad waiters.

Lee Wyndam's work-related affairs lead to more frustration than he'd expected. Drawn to activism, his passion may finally blossom. His ex-boyfriend Brian Burns' foray into "the oldest profession" leads to a strange encounter. Ed Seabrook, Brian's spiritual boyfriend, Marcos Tierra, a sassy club kid, and Ritchie Hurst, a (mostly) straight sculptor, each have their lives forever changed by a tumultuous benefit protest.

"Jim Provenzano captures an era in gay history with humor and poignancy. He has become one of our strongest voices."
-poet Alex Gildzen

About the Author

Jim Provenzano is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winner (Gay Romance) 'Every Time I Think of You,' the novels 'PINS,' 'Monkey Suits,' 'Cyclizen,' the stage adaptation of 'PINS,' as well as numerous published short stories and freelance articles. The curator of 'Sporting Life,' the world's first gay athletics exhibit, he also wrote the syndicated Sports Complex column for ten years. An editor with the 'Bay Area Reporter,' he lives in San Francisco.