Gay Pride still probably scares the white off rice in some places, so just imagine what effect Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore has on people. Sycamore is so deep in a left-wing analysis of lawless sexuality that Gay Shame probably doesn't always live up to this local author's standards. In a new novel (the second, after Pulling Taffy), people fuck "with such conviction and attention to detail!" raves Robert Glück. So Many Ways to Sleep Badly is published by City Lights, the same bunch of crazies who put out Allen Ginsberg's Howl.
Wed., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., 2008