Book List in Order: 16 titles


  • In a jungle village an old man sees a strange girl who has collapsed in a field. Once a holy man, he is sure she is not an evil spirit. He carries her inside and puts her in a hammock, despite his wife s warning that the girl is the evil Xtabay, pret...



  • Fleeing a turbulent life in Los Angeles, John accepts an invitation to a private island from an admirer of his work. There, he joins Paul, his imposing host in his late thirties, his beautiful mistress, and his precocious teenage son. Browsing Paul's...



  • A man confronts the twin nightmares of death and silent injustice as he juggles the care of his ailing mother and a trial in Los Angeles on a charge that exposes him to the depths and intricacies of society's twisted conceptions of justice and privac...



  • A retelling of the stories of the fallen women of history, recounted by an eighteenth-century lady who realizes that these women's lives bear a remarkable resemblance to her own and is told by a mystic that her dreams are memories of past lives and t...



  • The award-winning, New York Times–bestselling author of City of Night delivers a novel of manipulation, sexuality, and the supernatural.   On a beautiful private island somewhere in the Caribbean, the rituals of witchcraft and Satanism suddenl...



  • From internationally renowned novelist John Rechy comes a riotous bildungsroman loosely inspired by Fielding's Tom Jones. The Life and Adventures of Lyle Clemens follows the journey of handsome Texan Lyle Clemens as he flees a cast of characters -- h...



  • These two novels introduce us to two faces of the same terrain.In The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, Amalia Gomez thinks she sees a large silver cross in the sky. A miraculous sign, perhaps, but one the down-to-earth Amalia does not trust. Through A...



  • "John Rechy''s new novel is a return to the themes and scenes of his classic, best-selling City of Night and a bittersweet memorial to a lost world - gay Los Angeles in the moment before AIDS. It is 1981, a summer night, and an unscripted ritual is...









  • In The Miraculous Day of Amalia Gomez, Amalia Gomez thinks she sees a large silver cross in the sky. A miraculous sign, perhaps, but one the down-to-earth Amalia does not trust. Through Amalia, we take a vivid and moving tour of the "other Hollywood,...



  • "Book jacket/back: Johnny Rio, a handsome narcissist but no longer a pretty boy, travels to Los Angeles, the site of past sexual conquest and remembered youthful radiance, in a frenzied attempt to recreate his younger self. Johnny has ten precious da...



  • A young woman journeys from Texas to California in search of her true identity and, as she moves deeper into a maze of uncharted Hollywood history, discovers that she could be the daughter of Marilyn Monroe...



  • "In Bodies and Souls, Rechy paints a portrait of modern Los Angeles, the most spiritual and physical of cities,"" where we meet characters like Amber, a porn superstar; Manny Gomez, a Chicano caught up in the punk-rock scene; and Dave Clinton, an agi...



  • "In this angry, eloquent outcry against the oppression of homosexuals, the author of the classic City of Night gives ""an explosive non-fiction account, with commentaries, of three days and nights in the sexual underground"" of Los Angeles in the 197...



  • From the New York Times–bestselling author of City of Night: a “powerful work that may very well be Rechy’s best” (Kirkus Reviews).  Compelling and ferociously relevant, The Fourth Angel is the story of four teenagers playing deadly game...



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    John Rechy, recipient of the Publishing Triangle’s William Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, wrote City of Night in 1963. This radical and daring work, which launched Rechy’s reputation as one of America’s most courageous novelists, remains...