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An Arrow's Flight An Arrow's Flight An Arrow's Flight


-- Lambda Literary Award, Gay Men’s Fiction, 1998

-- Selected by the Publishing Triangle as one of the

100 best gay and lesbian novels of all time


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  READ:  an interview -- a talk about the origins of the book -- excerpts

A boldly conceived narrative of uncommon artistry…Merlis’s insight into human nature and his ability to find and articulate grace in the ordinary process of human exchange is remarkable.  Among the many books written about AIDS and the gay experience, Merlis’s novel is a stunning standout. – Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Equal parts Iliad and City of Night…Merlis transforms the gimmick into a miraculously wacky, droll, and sometimes tragic story.  – Village Voice

Top-of-the-line gay fiction, compulsively readable and very, very sexy. – The Advocate

Dazzles with its originality, its willingness to take astonishing risks, its triumphant conjuration of a world at once sternly archaic and bracingly contemporary…This is a beautiful, haunting work by one of America's finest novelists. – Paul Russell


*Or, for a snapshot of the level of literacy in America, read the customer reviews at Amazon.