The stories, poems, essays, and drama in this collection have a single element in common that unites their wide range of literary styles and genres: they all spring directly from photographs of go-go boys.
An ideal go-go boy is the perfect erotic object: slick, vacant, tantalizing, charged. We may imagine him lost or broken so that we might rescue him, or potent and agressive so that we might be the focus of his desire. But the images captured here suggest deeper, more complex realities. These dancers are whimsical, haunting, satiric, playful, ominous. They are not objects, not icons, but stories waiting to be told.
Not Just Another Pretty Face plays with the interface between expectation and reality. It explores assumptions, prejudices, fantasies, and revelations. It looks beyond the archetype, beneath the skin.
Not Just Another Pretty Face won Honorable Mention in the category of Erotica from the Independent Book Publishers Awards in 2017.