"Fascination brings together an early memoir, Bedrooms Have Windows (1989), and a previously unpublished prose work, Bachelors Get Lonely, by the poet and novelist Kevin Killian, one of the founding members of the New Narrative movement. Together, they depict the author's early years struggling to become a writer in the sexed-up, boozy, drug-ridden world of Long Island's North Shore in the 1970s. The book concludes with Triangles in the Sand, a new and previously unpublished memoir of Killian's brief affair with the composer Arthur Russell. Fascination offers a moving and often funny view of the loneliness and desire that defined gay life of that era--a time in which Richard Nixon's resignation intersected with David Bowie's Diamond Dogs--from one of the leading voices in experimental gay writing of the past thirty years. "Move along the velvet rope," Killian writes in Bedrooms Have Windows, "run your shaky fingers past the lacquered zigzag Keith Haring graffito: 'You did not live in our time! Be Sorry!'""--Page 4 of cover.