"Mick Dementiuk writes stories of the day when Times Square was all about sex, drugs, and cold spit ... about coming of age inside the just-burgeoning hardcore movie houses of the 1960s. It's... vivid. Harsh, real, and yes, erotic." --Susie Bright.
Here is a landmark book -- the first print publication of seventeen stories by Mykola Dementiuk, one of the most distinctive voices in queer literature. Sixteen were published individually as short ebooks; "Missy the Sissy" has never appeared anywhere before.
Included are: "On the Prowl," "Times Square Cutie," "Eighteen Today." "Trio At the Movies," "Love for Sale" and a dozen others. Times Square Queer also features a moving and penetrating personal introduction about growing up queer in the 1960s, amid the sleazy porn theaters and bars crowding Times Square that had become a gay mecca.
"Mykola's stories of ... the delights and depressions of young men living difficult lives in imperfect times... do a magnificent job of drawing us into the character's heads." --Bibrary Bookslut.
Mykola's New York is "...very gritty, with a cosmopolitan impersonality about it; impersonal relationships, impersonal sex, and the-devil-take-the-hindmost ethos. [His work is] eagerly recommended." --Gerry B's Book Reviews.
About the Author
Mick Mykola Dementiuk was born in 1949 of Ukrainian parents in a West German DP camp, immigrating to America when he was two. After Catholic grade school & public high school in New York City, with trips to Times Square where he found his sexual life, he eventually graduated from Columbia University in 1984.
A writer with varied employment, from gyro seller at Lollapalooza to roustabout at the Big Apple Circus, Mykola helped create the magic of Cirque du Soleil performances of Alegria in Santa Monica, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, and New York with his electrical work.
After suffering a massive debilitating stroke in 1997, Mykola eventually returned to writing, using one finger to execute the fantasies and psychological stories of his mind.
“Mick Dementiuk writes stories of the day when Times Square was all about sex, drugs, and cold spit ... about coming of age inside the just-burgeoning hardcore movie houses of the 1960s. It's... vivid. Harsh, real, and yes, erotic." --Susie Bright.