The Death of Ganymede: A Gay Teenage Wasteland
Clayton Kinnelon Greiman, author
In mythology, Ganymede was a young man whose beauty was so profound that Zeus abducted and appointed him cupbearer to the gods. In modern society, Ganymede (analogous of gay male teenagers) has been taken and made subservient to the desires of others, often (via HIV infection) at the cost of life. "The Death of Ganymede" is a collection of works that focus on gay teenaged males and the manner in which they are exploited (or engage in exploitation). The characters delve the extent of their faith, humanity, and savagery in alternately graphic, violent, and poignant interactions with one another. "The Death of Ganymede" is a compilation of including: "The Handmaid's Prophecy", "Gay Teenage Wasteland", "For David, A Collection of Love Letters", "The Fallen Hero", "Absolution", "The Swimmer", "Lust=Death, Kiddies!", and "Black America".