Rechy, John

Texas Monthly: A First Gay Novel, a Poor Latino Boyhood and the Confluence

As the classic gay novel “City of Night” turns 50, its Mexican-American author, John Rechy, reflects on loneliness, growing up in Depression-era El Paso, and how his life and career came together.

Laura van den Berg’s ‘Isle of Youth,’ and More

This month’s books include the reissue of a classic novel by John Rechy, stories by Laura van den Berg and a biography of Richard Pryor.