The Resource Chicken: : self portrait of a young man for rent

Chicken: : self portrait of a young man for rent

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Chicken: : self portrait of a young man for rent
Title
Chicken:
Title remainder
self portrait of a young man for rent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
I walk all the way up Hollywood Boulevard to Grauman's Chinese Theatre: past tourists snapping shots; wannabe starlets sparkling by in miniskirts with head shots in their hands and moondust in their eyes; rowdy cowboys drinking with drunken Indians; black businessmen bustling by briskly in crisp suits; ladies who do not lunch with nylons rolled up below the knee pushing shopping carts full of everything they own; Mustangs rubbing up against muscular Mercedes and Hell's Angels hogs. It's a sick twisted Wonderland, and I'm Alice. Here is a story like no other: The unforgettable chronicle of a season spent walking the razor-sharp line between painful innocence and the allure of the abyss. David Sterry was a wide-eyed son of 1970s suburbia, but within his first week looking for off-campus housing on Sunset Boulevard he was lured into a much darker world - servicing the lonely women of Hollywood by night. Chicken-the word is slang for a young male prostitute-revisits this year of living dangerously, in a narrative of dazzling inventiveness and searing candor. Shifting back and forth from tales of Sterry's youth-spent in the awkward bosom of a disintegrating dysfunctional family-to his fascinating account of the Neverland of post-sixties sexual excess, Chicken teems with Felliniesque characters and set pieces worthy of Dionysus. And when the life finally overwhelms Sterry, his retreat from the profession will leave an indelible mark on readers' minds and hearts
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Sterry, David
Dewey number
306.74/30979494
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sterry, David
  • Male prostitutes
  • Male prostitution
  • Teenage prostitution
Target audience
adult
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Label
Chicken: : self portrait of a young man for rent
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781593765675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11826722
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826722
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Chicken: : self portrait of a young man for rent
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT11826722
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781593765675
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11826722
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11826722
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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