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The Resource Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery, Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D

Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery, Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D

Label
Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery
Title
Lay your sleeping head
Title remainder
a Henry Rios mystery
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Thirty years ago, The Little Death introduced Henry Rios, a gay, Latino criminal defense lawyer who became the central figure in a celebrated seven novel series. In a brilliant reimagination of The Little Death, Lay Your Sleeping Head retains all the complexity and elegance of the plot of the original novel but deepens the themes of personal alienation and erotic obsession that both honored the traditions of the American crime novel and turned them on their head. Henry Rios, a gifted and humane lawyer driven to drink by professional failure and personal demons, meets a charming junky struggling to stay clean. He tells Rios an improbable tale of long-ago murders in his wealthy family. Rios is skeptical, but the erotic spark between them ignites an obsessive affair that ends only when the man's body is discovered with a needle in his arm on the campus of a great California university. Rios refuses to believe his lover's death was an accidental overdose. His hunt for the killer takes him down San Francisco's mean streets and into Nob Hill mansions where he uncovers the secrets behind a legendary California fortune and the reason the man he loved had to die." --
Assigning source
From back cover
Cataloging source
NDD
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Nava, Michael
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3564.A8746
LC item number
L39 2016
Literary form
novels
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  • Hames-Garcia, Michael Roy
  • Nava, Michael
Series statement
Henry Rios Novel
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rios, Henry
  • Mexican Americans
  • Gay men
  • Mexican Americans
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
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Label
Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery, Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as The Little Death
  • "Afterword: The making of Henry Rios": pages [209]-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285291386
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised and retitled edition
Extent
xiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781945521003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 07/19
Other physical details
portrait
Label
Lay your sleeping head : a Henry Rios mystery, Michael Nava ; foreword by Michael Hames-García, Ph.D
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as The Little Death
  • "Afterword: The making of Henry Rios": pages [209]-245
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky285291386
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised and retitled edition
Extent
xiii, 245 pages
Isbn
9781945521003
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
nj 07/19
Other physical details
portrait

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