As Henry Flesh's brilliant first novel Massage (Akashic Books) begins, it is the mid-'90s, a time when the "sweetness" of AIDS lies across Manhattan like "a nebulous gloom...a deep distress." Randy, an erotic masseur, becomes involved with a client, Graham Mason, a famous, dying writer. Their sadomasochistic trysts soon become much more than business. An MP3Lit.com exclusive recording.
"Funny, tightly plotted, and just two shades darker than burnt coffee. Henry Flesh has crafted a fine and disturbing novel." -David Sedaris