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by (author) Sky Gilbert

Insomniac Press
Initial publish date
Mar 1998
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    Mar 1998
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Cassidy is dead and Jack is guilty, that's for sure. But of what, exactly, we're not certain. Guilty is a first novel, but more importantly, it is an outrageous, hilarious, tangentially revealed story of guilt, sex, fame, God, murder, danger, suspicion, love and hate. Jack and Cassidy had great sex. In fact, Cassidy may have been Jack's ideal sex partner, which is of great importance when your life revolves around sex. But then Cassidy would do things to drive Jack mad, which certainly could be a motive for murder. Also, Jack is a big man, which gives him the physical means to overpower Cassidy. And they were together on the night that Cassidy was killed, which provided the opportunity. Then there's the fact that Jack has dreamed of killing Cassidy and is not feeling too surprised or even too terrible about his death. But did he do it?

About the author

Sky Gilbert is a writer, director, and drag queen extraordinaire. He was co-founder and artistic director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (North Americaâ??s largest gay and lesbian theatre) for 18 years. His hit plays include The Dressing Gown, Drag Queens on Trial, Play Murder, The Emotionalists, and the Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning The Whoreâ??s Revenge. His first three novels: Guilty (1998), St. Stephenâ??s, (1999) and I Am Kasper Klotz (2001) were critically acclaimed. ECW Press published Skyâ??s first collection of poetry, Digressions of a Naked Party Girl, in 1998, and his theatre memoir, Ejaculations from the Charm Factory, in 2000. His second book of collected poems, Temptations for a Juvenile Delinquent, was published by ECW in 2003. He was recently the recipient of the Margo Bindhardt Award (from the Toronto Arts Foundation), the Silver Ticket Award (from the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts), and the ReLit Award (for his fourth novel, An English Gentleman), and also recently received a PhD from the University of Toronto. By day, Sky holds a University Research Chair in Drama and Creative Writing at the University of Guelph.

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