Gutter Boys is a twisted tale of unrequited love and sexual debauchery in the early 1980s. Jeremy, a shy, neurotic 19-year-old, falls madly in love with Colin, a disturbed yet brilliant older hustler, who leads him on a romp through 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 departed grandmothers - a fiery Jewish radical and a proper British matron - finally reconciles with Colin, but in a manner he never anticipated.
Quirky, insightful . . . glam as hell. . . might become the iconic '80s new-wave novel.
-The Bay Area Reporter
- The San Francisco Bay Guardian
Many gay novels from the late '70s and early '80s . . . explore the affluent, Fire Island side of gay debauchery; Gutter boys is about the people who cleaned their towels.
- New York Press
Wonderfully whimsical yet astutely political . . . Strangely and defiantly cheerful without being trite or sentimental.
- Trebor Healey, author of Through It Came Bright Colors and A Horse Named Sorrow.