Author Dominic Ambrose comes to the DC Center on Saturday, August 4th to read from his book Nickel Fare. The reading begins at 11:30 AM and is part of the 2012 OutWrite LGBT Book Fair.
Writer and former USIA teacher trainer Dominic Ambrose goes way back to the post-Stonewall years in the outer boroughs of New York City for his new novel, Nickel Fare. It is the story of three native Brooklynites whose lives intertwine in mysterious, destructive and ultimately life-affirming ways: one elderly drag queen, one 42nd Street hustler with a sadistic compulsion and one searching gay youth, determined to survive despite the odds. Excerpts will trace the connection between the counter-culture of the 1960s and the gay liberation movement of the 1970s as these iconic times are reflected in the lives of these colorful characters. Felice Picano writes, "Ambrose's gorgeous slice of life is rendered with such detailed devotion and inner accuracy that it comes out as though brand new." Dominic Ambrose is also the author of The Shriek and The Rattle of Trains, a gay themed novel set among ex-pat Americans in Romania during the 1990s.
The OutWrite Book Fair will include several book and poetry readings, and literature discussions. Several book publishers will display and sell recently published LGBT books, and the DC Center will have over 1,000 used LGBT themed books for sale at the event. Find out more at www.outwritedc.org.