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ONLY THE GOOD PARTS
ONLY THE GOOD PARTS
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Aug.08.1998
  • 9780966350111
  • Xlibris

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A novel in e-mails, letters, and faxes that tells the story of a gay father who has sired a child with a lesbian mother. Tensions abound between the various partners. REVIEWS: Only the Good Parts is written following the rather old-fashioned technique of presenting letters between the characters. What modernizes this rather formal, dispassionate and emotionally distancing gimmick is that Curzon's characters are sending each other faxes and emails and notes slipped under doors. There is an immediacy to the communications which makes them surprisingly compelling. . . . It's a good book. Interesting. Provocative. For all sorts of reasons. --Toby Johnson, White Crane Journal I liked *Only The Good Parts* very much. It has ideas, style, and bite. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. So different from the typical, recent gay fiction I've had to trudge through for...
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A novel in e-mails, letters, and faxes that tells the

story of a gay father who has sired a child with a

lesbian mother. Tensions abound between the

various partners.

REVIEWS:

Only the Good Parts is written following the rather old-fashioned technique of presenting letters between the characters. What modernizes this rather formal, dispassionate and emotionally distancing gimmick is that Curzon's characters are sending each other faxes and emails and notes slipped under doors. There is an immediacy to the communications which makes them surprisingly compelling. . . . It's a good book. Interesting. Provocative. For all sorts of reasons. --Toby Johnson, White Crane Journal

I liked *Only The Good Parts* very much. It has ideas, style, and bite. Once I got into it, I couldn't put it down. So different from the typical, recent gay fiction I've had to trudge through for my gay men's reading group -- inept, maudlin stuff, which nevertheless finds major publishers, gets reviewed all over, and goes into paperback editions after the hardbound. -- John Lauritsen, author of The Early Homosexual Rights Movement (186401935) and A Freethinker's Primer of Male Love

I enjoyed the book. One of the best contemporary uses of a centuries-old form. Few attempts at fiction in the form of letters work so well. Some novelists use the related form of writing whole chapters from the point of view of one character only, and yet they don't make the individuals distinct. In Only the Good Parts, the voice (and personality) of each character is sharp and clear. --Jerry Rosco, author of a biography of Glenway Wescott

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About daniel

Wrote Something You Do in the Dark, the first gay protest novel. Winner of the 1999 National New Play Contest for Godot Arrives. Included here is an Annotated List of Available Plays by the author   + Cat Talk Cartoons

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Published Reviews

Jan.31.2008

"Love him or hate him, Curzon has always

been a provocateur, a curmudgeon, and above

all a true independent, calling it as he sees it

without fear or favour.  . . . a wicked memoir...

Feb.12.2008

"Daniel Curzon is central and essential to the history of our community's culture." -- Doric Wilson

Author's Publishing Notes

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