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Release date: 3/16/2017

The Dahlia Field

stories by Henry Alley

 


The Dahlia Field assembles fourteen short stories by Henry Alley, written and published over the past two decades, which explore the inexorable force of male-to-male attraction. Poetic and diverse, Alley’s stories portray the business man, the actor, the house painter, the arborist, the student, the scientist, the gardener, the professional athlete, the musician, along with the women allied with them, all facing the truths of their inner lives and outwardly seeking a safe gay haven. Expanding beyond the Oregon settings native to the author and his characters, these stories travel to Seattle, to the Olympic Peninsula, to Washington, D.C., and Vancouver, B.C., to look at the coming out of the soul in ways that are both flamboyant and subtle.

“Henry Alley is an excellent writer. His fiction is artfully artless, clear, concise, and real. Best of all, he regularly tells stories that nobody else is telling.”
—Christopher Bram

 

 

About the author

Henry Alley is the author of four novels, Through Glass, The Lattice, Umbrella of Glass, and Precincts of Light, which explores the Measure Nine crisis in Oregon, when gay men and lesbians were threatened with being made silent. His stories have appeared in journals and anthologies over the past forty years, including Virginia Quarterly Review, Seattle Review, and Chelsea Station. He lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his husband, the poet and teacher Austin Gray.

 

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