A Gay Criminal Defense Lawyer Henry Rios Series
|Written by Michael Nava
Translated by Eiko Kakinuma/Published from Sougen Suiri Bunko/Price:
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|The author himself is
Hispanic gay lawyer. There are 3 of Henry Rios Series.
The first one "The Little Death" is often said to
be the gay version of "The Long Goodbye."
| A young gay boy was
caught for an illegal possession of drug.
Rios met him as his public defender. The two were attracted
each other having ominous presentiment, which came along 1 week
later. Michael Nava writes love and death close together, and
attractively expresses the strength of recovering from those
|One gay boy was caught for he was
standing with a knife in his hand near a dead body. People thought
that the boy must murdered the man because he was found having
sex with a man and had been threatened by the dead man, however...
Coming out is the major framework of the story, which tells
that personal matter about his/her sexuality won't vary even
in the U.S.A. where homosexual people are thought to have more
rights than those in Japan.
|Rios visited his hometown
(author's own home town) with his HIV-positive young boyfriend.
Rios's (author's) sexuality was told in connection with cases
in scenes such as the reunion with his long-lost friend since
he came out of his homosexuality. Psychological descriptions
in Nava's book are very delicate.