Complaint in the Garden

Complaint in the GardenRandall Mann (MFA, 1997)

Zoo Press, 2004
ISBN: 9781932023121

From poolside to seaside, barroom to classroom, sex club to colonial Florida, Randall Mann’s curiosity endeavors to discover, often ironically, the beauty of things in the world around him. These meditations – harsh, honest, explicit (though never vulgar), dark, and astute – reflect a sentiment for the urbane and the primitive in nature, history, love, and humankind. Mann invites readers into lush landscapes, sundry histories, and a contemporary gay San Francisco populated by those things and people loved and lost.