Gutterboys is a twisted tale of steamy gay sex and unrequited love in Lower Manhattan in the early 1980s. Filled with scenes of debauchery and explicitly depicted gay sex, this wanton outing portrays a carnal world of orgiastic delights that may never exist again. Jeremy, a shy 19-year-old, falls madly in love with Colin, a disturbed yet brilliant older hustler. Though Colin rejects Jeremy as a lover, he takes him on as a protege, introducing him to the hilariously depraved world of new-wave nightclubs and gay bars in the days before AIDS and the war on drugs. Innocent Jeremy, protected by the spirits of his beloved dead grandmothers - one a fiery Jewish socialist, the other a proper British matron - becomes increasingly unstable under the strain of his unreturned love. When Jeremy finally snaps, he reaches an understanding with Colin that he never anticipated.
Alvin gives an overview of the book:
Alvin Orloff began writing as a teenage lyricist for legendary S.F. ‘70s punk band, The Blowdryers. He floundered through the following decades as a DJ, telemarketer, performance artist, college student, ‘zinester, busboy, and exotic dancer before settling down to the humble...