Re: RARA-AVIS: Pelecanos: new one

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 23 Aug 2000

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, ejmd wrote:

> I'd be interested to know a bit more about his comments on my take on the
> representation of gay characters ... I'm not sure if anybody on the list
> will have read the article (in CT 3.2) so, just to clarify, in short, it was
> roughly this; 'for Pelecanos, homosexuality seems to be a way of coding
> characters as deviant' and I offered several examples, from King Suckerman,
> Down by the River, and The Sweet Forever.

I had similar feelings when reading "King Suckerman". I also wondered why there were so few dramatically important women in the novel.


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