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by Richard House

Category: Literature and Fiction
Subcategory: Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian
Author: Richard House
ISBN: 1852427477
ISBN13: 978-1852427474
Language: English
Publisher: Serpent's Tail; Main edition (January 1, 2002)
Pages: 192
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Richard House's sad, beautifully crafted novel is a triumph of story telling. His engaging characters leave the reader both astonished and hopeful. Here is an amazing writer. David Sedaris Bruiser is the story of a love between two men wary of emotional commitment

Richard House's sad, beautifully crafted novel is a triumph of story telling. David Sedaris Bruiser is the story of a love between two men wary of emotional commitment. Adrian fends for himself as a waiter.

Richard House is an author, film maker and artist whose novel The Kills was longlisted for the 2013 Manitoba Booker Prize.

Bruiser (A Five Star Title) by Richard House (2002-01-01). WJ9FQ/?tag prabook0b-20. Richard House is an author, film maker and artist whose novel The Kills was longlisted for the 2013 Manitoba Booker Prize. He graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in 2009. He is currently a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Bruiser (A Five Star Title) by Richard House (2002-01-01).

Bruiser (High Risk Books). Richard House is an author, film maker, artist and university lecturer. As well as the digital-first novel The Kills, he has written two previous novels (Bruiser and Uninvited), which were published by Serpent’s Tail in the 1990s

Bruiser (High Risk Books). As well as the digital-first novel The Kills, he has written two previous novels (Bruiser and Uninvited), which were published by Serpent’s Tail in the 1990s. He is a member of the Chicago-based collaborative Haha. Born in Cyprus, Richard House is an artist and writer. His first novel, Bruiser, was short-listed for the Ferro Grumley Gay Fiction Award in the USA. The Kills has been longlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize.

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A treasury of classic books from the one and only, Richard Scarry! Featuring over 80 Richard Scarry classics, this treasury is nearly 300 .

A treasury of classic books from the one and only, Richard Scarry! Featuring over 80 Richard Scarry classics, this treasury is nearly 300 pages of fun, adventure, and discovery. Filled with beloved excerpts from stories like I am a Bunny, Goodnight Little Bear, The Rooster Struts, and more, readers will find it easy to see why this is - most definitely - the Best Storybook Ever.

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"Richard House's sad, beautifully crafted novel is a triumph of story telling. His engaging characters leave the reader both astonished and hopeful. Here is an amazing writer."–David Sedaris

Bruiser is the story of a love between two men wary of emotional commitment. Adrian fends for himself as a waiter, boxer and hustler until he meets Paul, a lonely British expatriate old enough to be his father. Rejecting their lives in Chicago, they embark on a road trip to Brazil. On the journey, they both find that they cannot abandon the fear of intimacy.

Richard House's first novel is a sensual portrayal of lives lived on the margins.

Comments to eBook Bruiser (A Five Star Title)
Agrainel
I thought the idea of reading a novel is for entertainment and to be taken away from the present. This was like reading a reality show whereby the reader is watching day to day occurrances.. then - the ending is 'to be continued'. Perhaps I missed some deeper meaning in this story. Perhaps the author is writing this story on an existencial level that I don't get! Perhaps it is meant to be studied in an English class to find deeper meanings! However, I very much liked the tender and poignant relationship between the 2 characters. That part of the story was touching. I hoped it would last for both of them. They both seemed so fragile and vulnerable. But what was 'the story'?? We are following 2 lovers as they seek change, and new beginnings. The story is easy to read and flows nicely but if it wasn't for the occasional sex romp I wouldn't believe I was reading the book I ordered. I am glad it wasn't any longer.

Then it ends with a weather report.
Yozshunris
This world that these two main characters live in, although at times depressing and hard to swallow, also kept me up most of the night to finish. I gave this 5 stars because it was well written for all the strange goings on and I felt for the young boxer and the older man, it did touch me and thats why I seek out books like this for. Well worth the time.
Mall
Two men who love each other very much, but cannot bring themselves to say so, set out on a quixotic journey of self-discovery. Better than it sounds, but still requires patience.
Morlunn
Are sexual attraction and love distinct, and if they are, what is the relation between them? Richard House's novel is a powerful new addition to the vast literature dealing with these questions.
In the central relationship between the teenager Adrian and the fortyish Englishman Harris, sexual attraction is born out of the need for love at Adrian's end, and deep love grows out of what for all appearances starts as intense sexual attraction at the Englishman's end. By the end, trust and a kind of domestic routine are established. The mood is throughout bleak and the surroundings are seedy, all the better highlighting the nobility and beauty of a human relationship fueled by love. Much of the book covers the pair's travels and one may object to the drab and largely predictable uniformity of the landscape. By the same token the dialogue between the two men is somewhat formulaic. But these are quibbles, the book stands on the insightful manner in which it follows the growth of love and attraction between human beings, and at this deep level it delivers.
Onaxan
Practically everything about this slim novel is fresh. Taking now fairly stale themes in gay fiction (older man/younger man, AIDS anxiety, the Englishman abroad, adventures on the road), House transforms them into something altogether mesmerizing with chiseled prose and twists of plot so convincing and immediate that one sometimes feels like he's reading a private journal. (The writing often reminded me of Denton Welch's journals and short stories.) The book manages to be erotic while avoiding the breathless ecstasies of much romantic writing--the characters are not angelically handsome, not every moment teeters on sexual sublimity, and House rarely relies on abstractions, preferring viscerally concrete details instead. The book is worldly wise, also, without lapsing into preachiness. The world House paints here is grim--full of brutality, abusive stupidity, fear, even criminality--and while doing nothing to contradict this bleak view of things, he also offers glimmers of grace--not divine grace, to be sure, but the musty, sometimes messy grace of human connectedness.
Anayajurus
I am tired beyond belief of the pederast story: older guy, young boy/man. It's been done, it's been done, it's been done. But I stumbled on this novel totally by accident, was desperate for something to read, and was surprised. Remarkably surprised. It starts with a stray dog being killed and no one wanting to deal with the carcass and ends with the two main characters adopting another stray puppy. In between, House really sets up an interesting story of unwanted people (strays?) more desperate for love than they realize. He touches on AIDS, but doesn't dwell on it which was perfect for this story. The title hints at the subtle (Harris) and horrendous (Adrian) ways men abuse each other when all they really want is affection. Neither character is stock and House offers no easy answers or happy endings. Instead the end of the story has Harris and Adrian still en route with their new puppy, taking a breather on a shining, white salt flat.
Good stuff!
Maman
Well, I'm pretty terrible at writing anything let alone reviews but I enjoyed this book quite a bit and definitely recommend it.
I wasn't sure what to expect after seeing a favourable recommendation from Dennis Cooper on the back cover! It turned out to be a nice story about the relationship between an older English guy visiting the States who was sick of his job and wanted to travel around and a 17yo guy who'd been kicked out of home after having a hard time with his family (I'll let you discover the hilarious situation that unfolds here). They meet at a restaurant and things go from there. What I liked was how the story twisted and turned in all sorts of directions but still flowed really well. It portrayed their respective personality differences and life experiences realistically and held my interest all the way though - I ended up staying up into the early hours to finish it. Blah.
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