Vintage International

Skinned Alive


Publisher: Vintage
The eight stories in this erotic and heartbreaking collection are barometers of difference. They measure the distance between an American expatriate and the Frenchman who tutors him in table manners and rough sex; the gulf between a man dying of AIDS and his uncomprehending relatives.


"Wrenching, glorious, seductive . . . urgent and kinetic . . . delectably precise."--San Francisco Examiner