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Smash Cut: A Memoir Of Howard & Art & The 70s & The 80s

"Brad Gooch's story is harrowingly honest, written with love and in grief, a deftly articulated insightful history that is at once personal and deeply resonant. Brave and powerful--I couldn't put it down."

--A.M. Homes, author of MAY WE BE FORGIVEN


"That fact that a writer of Brad Gooch's significance has been witness to remarkable events and people, and has written about them, is a genuine gift to the world. SMASH CUT is a beautiful and important book."

--Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer Prize winning author


"So glamorous, so sexy, and so devastating, this love story will be the gay picture of the 70s/80s. That it took place between two beautiful, talented young men only makes it the more romantic and poignant."

--Edmund White, author of CITY BOY


"A gorgeous memoir of his and Howard's romance, played out in New York City, on Fire Island, and in Paris and Rome, among the era's boldfaced names, such as Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe--a potent mix of love, art, and death."

--Vanity Fair


"That Gooch is a splendid writer will not be left in doubt for anyone who delves into his new memoir....Literary memoirs abound; this one excels in beautiful honesty."

--Booklist, starred review


"The author of CITY POET returns with a searing memoir of 1980s New York City in a colorful and atmospheric tale of wild bohemians, glamorous celebrities, and complicated passions, with appearances by Madonna, Robert Mapplethorpe, William Burroughs, and other legendary artists."--Publishers Weekly