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BOSTON BOYS CLUB

BY JOHNNY DIAZ Kensington, $15

When Tommy relocates from Miami to Boston for a reporting gig at the local paper, he brings the heat with him in this frothy beach read. In his first novel, Boston Globe reporter Diaz peppers his tale of three guys looking for fun with plenty of winks and nudges at the current scene-when they're not watching America's Next Top Model or Logo they're flirting with twinks and drinking low-carb beer. It's a charming cocktail.

DARK REFLECTIONS

BY SAMUEL R. DELANY Carroll & Graf, $15.95

Delany, one of our best, publishes one of his. Reflections narrates the life of a gay black writer named Arnold Hawley in reverse chronology, starting with the loneliness of elderhood and moving in reverse through time to his college years. It's more than a conceit, suffusing the bright-eyed enthusiasm of youth with all the weight and complexity of a life lived.

INK: THE BOOK OF ALL HOURS

BY HAL DUNCAN Del Rey, $15.95

Scottish brainiao Duncan follows up Vellum, part one of his diptych with this sprawling revision of the history of the world. …

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