“City of Night” by John Rechy

City of Night appropriately reads like a beat novel. Written in the 60’s, it follows a gay-for-pay hustler whom we follow from New York to L.A. to San Francisco to New Orleans and further, but we never learn his name. This is appropriate as well, because one of the main themes ringing throughout the piece is the discontent that comes from steeling oneself to the world and its experiences.

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