Book: Introspection by Bill Bain
categories: Book, Gay Interest, Contemporary Fiction, Obsession, Psychological, Drama, Tragedy, Argentina, Grenoble, London, Reading, Literary Fiction, Gay Fiction
Bill Bain about this book: Where stories, memories and experiences clash and merge into a composite, and yet seem so separated, when viewed through pools of water or mirrors on stage. Blaise Bordeaux attempts from his hotel room to make sense of these conflicting realities, where even the fantastical can sometimes take control. Blaise's world is one of dysfunctional characters, trying to impress their point of view upon the others. His parents are a disappointment to him: his mother was weak and his father was selfish. And his stepfather's destructive nature disrupts not only the family life he so craves but the text on which his fantasies are described. Beneath the surface, Blaise's sexuality is raw and knows no limits. His obsessive nature takes him on journeys into his imagination within the confines of his room but he soon realises that the attractive young waiter attending his meals is not quite what he appears to be and his hotel is not so welcoming after all. His mind is infiltrated with personalities from which he would rather separate. Ultimately there is no escape, not even through his imagination.
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