“Rechy is very good at evoking the seamier side of the streets, and he is masterful in funny, graphic sex scenes.” Publishers Weekly
Bodies and Souls
978-0-8021-3846-0 • $14.00 • Paperback • Oct. 2001
An exceptional novel from the best-selling author of the modern classic City of Night, Bodies and Souls is a portrait of modern Los Angeles on an epic scale, “the most spiritual and physical of cities.” Gorgeous, seedy, and striving, the Los Angeles of Rechy’s imagination is a magnetic city that draws to it the nation’s brightest and darkest energies—characters that include a female porn superstar; a young Chicano punk-rock fan; a Bel Air matron and her tyrannical husband, a Supreme Court judge; an aging male stripper; a black maid with apocalyptic visions; and a cynical TV anchorwoman. Through this rich tapestry of human struggle, Rechy paints a lush portrait of a paradise lost but also a heroic odyssey in search of redemption.