Jonathan ames i pass like night

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I Pass Like Night by Jonathan Ames

When Alexander Vine finishes his work day, he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattans exclusive Four Seasons restaurant -- and enters a nighttime landscape of chance and danger, excitement and reinvention in the citys erotic underworld. Walking a tightrope between sexual desire and self-extinction, Alexander Vine charts his destructive course -- and his struggle for redemption -- with startling, unadorned clarity.
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Jonathan Ames at the NYS Writers Institute in 2006

I Pass Like Night

In the late '90s and early s, he was a columnist for the New York Press for several years, and became known for self-deprecating tales of his sexual misadventures. He also has a long-time interest in boxing, appearing occasionally in the ring as "The Herring Wonder". In , Vintage released an expanded version of Ames's first thriller novel, You Were Never Really Here , which was originally published at Byliner as an e-book in While at the New York Press , his columns were often recollections of his childhood neuroses and his unusual experiences, written in the gritty tradition of Charles Bukowski. These columns were collected in four nonfiction books, What's Not to Love?

I Pass Like Night

Alexander Vine abandons his ideals of education and achievement and sets a course for self-destruction, hoping to somehow find real love in a series of debauches on New York's Lower East Side. Jonathan Ames's acclaimed fictional odyssey inside New York City's sexual underground is the first novel from this arresting and original writer. Bleakly funny, fiercely moving, this starkly rendered chronicle of a young man's secret life is both unforgettable and "unabashedly shocking" Vanity Fair. When Alexander Vine finishes his work day, he leaves his post as a doorman at Manhattan's exclusive Four Seasons restaurant -- and enters a nighttime landscape of chance and danger, excitement and reinvention in the city's erotic underworld. Walking a tightrope between sexual desire and self-extinction, Alexander Vine charts his destructive course -- and his struggle for redemption -- with startling, unadorned clarity.

Thank you! An impressive debut--the short, surreal tale of a young Jewish man who cuts his middle-class ties to pursue a path of spiritual and sexual degradation on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Alexander Vine likes to pick up prostitutes. He was raised in suburban New Jersey by earnest Jewish parents, but he rejects college and the bourgeois life to lurk through the shadows of the Lower East Side. He likes being out in the night, watching the street whores pace and huddle together like jungle cats, hiding from the vice squad: ""These cats, Numa the lion and Sheeta the leopard, knew every creature that passed through the forest and knew what it would do.

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