GLOVE PUPPET is a love story, an erotic gay novel, a confronting, sordid tale of chance, sex and manipulation. The narrator is Johnny/Vaslav, a world weary twenty year old who's seen more and done more than most boys his age. Raised by his drug addicted prostitute mother, Johnny knows only drugs and paid sex, violence and destitution. The seeds of his "badness" are planted in this urban English childhood. The death of his mother and a chance encounter with a stranger bring Johnny to Sydney where he becomes Vaslav, son of a prominent dancer and gay activist. But the fairytale turns awry as "Johnny" resfuses to be laid to rest and a forbidden love affair begins and ends - with tragic consequences.
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"Racy as hell...hip, intelligent, sexy Johnny-Vas is one of the few literary adolescents as robust and intriguing as Huck Finn." --Booklist (starred review)
"A courageously written and compelling novel, original and strongly written." --Sydney Star
"A searingly perceptive narrative." --Publishers Weekly
"One of the most exciting literary debuts for some years...It manages the critical balancing act of simultaneously exploring the familiar and taking the reader somewhere new." -- Outrage
"This is a thoroughly perverse book and Drinnan's conscious determination to break just about every taboo that people still take seriously makes it worthwhile. Glove Puppet isn't any sort of grim read, though. It's more a black comedy of manners, an inverted Jane Austen...Drinnan writes with verve, economy, and wit." -- Big IssueAbout the Author:
Born in Melbourne, Australia in 1964, Neil was dubiously educated at various high schools and at Camberwell Boys Grammar. At the age of seventeen he abandoned his education and suburban family home life for the lure of life's more ephemeral things. He was worked in publishing for many years, has been a frequent contributor to OUTRAGE magazine in Australia and is a regular columnist for Sydney's Capital Q.
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