From the Back Cover
This exquisitely crafted novel of initiation into bikes, leather, S&M, and man-to-man sex pulls no punches when Denny Sargent begins the Inferno rites of passage all men must courageously endure to seal their special male bonding. LEATHER BLUES is an intimately sophisticated odyssey of hard balling sex, of untender mercies, and of the night-hawks men call "Riders on the Storm."
About the Author
JACK FRITSCHER'S 400 published short stories and feature articles have appeared in more than 25 magazines and in several anthologies of "Best-of-the-Year" stories. Of his 5 books of fiction, his best-selling novel, SOME DANCE TO REMEMBER, has been named a classic comparable to novels by Gore Vidal and James Baldwin, and yet is popular enough that critics have called it "the gay GONE WITH THE WIND." His newest collection of fiction is RAINBOW COUNTY AND OTHER STORIES; his new novel for 1998 is the romantic comedy THE GEOGRAPHY OF WOMEN. He is also the author of 4 nonfiction books, including the scandalous MAPPLETHORPE: ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY CAMERA; LOVE AND DEATH IN TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, his doctoral dissertation; the Anton LaVey centered POPULAR WITCHCRAFT; and the media-savvy TELEVISION TODAY. He is a founding member of the American Popular Culture Association, and has taught creative writing for more than fifteen years at university. He is the recipient of both a Michigan Grant to the Arts and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. His coffee-table photography book, published in England and titled JACK FRITSCHER'S AMERICAN MEN, is a completely progressive kind of photo art, because his pictures (each one a titled short story) are of actual American males with none of the usual coffee-table pics of girlyman models leaning in shadows holding hula-hoops. He is deeply established artist who is writer, photographer, and video director whose wildly eccentric work reflects sexuality, intellect, and real life lived in American popular culture.