Vanishing Rooms A Novel by Melvin Dixon

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Published by Plume in New York, USA .

Written in English

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Number of Pages224
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Open LibraryOL7590446M
ISBN 100452267617
ISBN 109780452267619
LC Control Number91036317

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Vanishing Rooms is an intricate, passionate, hypnotic book that strips away the weight and fa’ade of class, race, and self, leaving the characters' essences exposed to such a degree of nakedness that Vanishing Rooms book wanted to look away.

Vanishing Rooms is not for the weak-hearted, the weak-minded, or any one who is unsure of their place in the world. Vanishing Rooms book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Prior to Melvin Dixon’s death from AIDS in when he was on the v /5.

Vanishing Rooms is an intensely emotional novel. It gives equal voices to three characters: Jesse, a young black dancer who loses his troubled boyfriend Metro; Ruella, a female black dancer who is enamoured with Jesse; and Lonny, a white teenager who prefers the streets and feels he must prove himself to his tough friends/5(6).

Vanishing Rooms is an intensely emotional novel. It gives equal voices to three characters: Jesse, a young black dancer who loses his troubled boyfriend Metro; Ruella, a female black dancer who is enamoured with Jesse; and Lonny, a white teenager who prefers the streets and feels he must prove himself to his tough friends/5.

This has to be one of the best books I've ever read. I'm an avid reader of African-American gay literature. I searched and searched for a book written by a fairly unknown author. 'Vanishing Rooms' is what I discovered and it was an amazing discovery.

The storytelling is very different. It is being told from three different points of view.4/5(2). The most prominent version of the vanishing hotel room was related in Alexander Woollcott’s While Rome Burns in Woollcott claimed the story had appeared in a Detroit newspaper inbut.

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Review. Completed prior to Dixon's early death from AIDS inVanishing Rooms is a lovely, lyrical narrative ballet from a talent who just seemed to be reaching full bloom.

It's also a bittersweet suggestion of how that talent might have overcome the occasional pretentious false note Vanishing Rooms book attain true virtuosity had it not been robbed of time/5(84). Vanishing Rooms Melvin Dixon, Author Dutton Books $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.

The disturbing issues of racism and homophobia are forcefully examined in Dixon's provocative. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Dutton, © Description: pages ; 21 cm: Responsibility. With this sensitive, vividly written novel, Dixon (Trouble the Water, ) successfully probes the raw wounds of homophobia and racism, but a false note is his depiction of a white youth caught up in gay-bashing.

The story is told in the alternating first-person narratives of Jesse, a gay, black dancer; Ruella, a black woman, also a dancer, who loves Jesse for a time despite his inability.

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Melvin Dixon's writing has appeared in Terry McMillan's collection Breaking Ice, the Men on Men series, and Shade: Writings by Gay Men of African Descent.

Dixon died of AIDS complications in Vanishing Rooms "Vanishing Rooms is an amazing love story for everyone. Hard-hitting and sometimes raw, this wonderful novel speaks to both women and. Jesse Durand is a black dancer whose life is suddenly shattered when his white boyfriend, Metro, becomes the victim of a murderous assault on the streets of Manhattan.

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Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver Also by this author: Vanishing Girls, Replica, Rooms Published by Harper Collins on March 10th Genres: Family, Girls & Women, Love & Romance, Siblings 4/5. Fortunately, Dr. Thorndyke's rationality combined with his forensic skills, bring the case to a conclusion, while the young doctor meets the love of his life in the Egyptian rooms of the British Museum.

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I would like to think that families only behave this way in books, but unfortunately betrayal, jealousy, and secrets are all too common in real life.

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