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Author Nava, Michael, author.

Title Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery / Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D.

Publication Info. San Francisco, CA : Persigo Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Adult Fiction  NAVA, MICHAEL    Check Shelf
Description 325 pages ; 20 cm
Note "First published by Korima Press, 2016."
Summary "Thirty years ago, The Little Death introduced Henry Rios, a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer who became the central figure in a celebrated seven novel series. In a brilliant reimagination of The Little Death, Lay Your Sleeping Head retains all the complexity and elegance of the plot of the original novel but deepens the themes of personal alienation and erotic obsession that both honored the traditions of the American crime novel and turned them on their head. Henry Rios, a gifted and humane lawyer driven to drink by professional failure and personal demons, meets a charming junky struggling to stay clean. He tells Rios an improbable tale of long-ago murders in his wealthy family. Rios is skeptical, but the erotic spark between them ignites an obsessive affair that ends only when the man's body is discovered with a needle in his arm on the campus of a great California university. Rios refuses to believe his lover's death was an accidental overdose. His hunt for the killer takes him down San Francisco's mean streets and into Nob Hill mansions where he uncovers the secrets behind a legendary California fortune and the reason the man he loved had to die." -- From back cover.
Subject Rios, Henry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Mexican Americans -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
Rios, Henry (Fictitious character) (OCoLC)fst01098057
Gay men. (OCoLC)fst00939117
Mexican Americans. (OCoLC)fst01019072
California -- San Francisco. (OCoLC)fst01204481
Genre/Form Detective and mystery fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726581
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Legal fiction (Literature) (OCoLC)fst01921711
Thrillers (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01726755
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Legal fiction (Literature)
Added Author Hames-Garcia, Michael Roy, writer of foreword.
Adaptation of (work): Nava, Michael. Little death.
ISBN 9781733609197
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