Here is a story like no other: The unforgettable chronicle of a season spent walking the razor-sharp line between painful innocence and the allure of the abyss. David Sterry was a wide-eyed son of 1970s suburbia, but within his first week looking for off-campus housing on Sunset Boulevard he was lured into a much darker world - servicing the lonely women of Hollywood by night. Chicken - the word is slang for a young male prostitute - revisits this year of living dangerously, in a narrative of dazzling inventiveness and searing candor.
He's a mob messenger boy and a sex maniac who hunts the ravenous and deadly Snow Leopard deep into the seedy groin of San Francisco's Tenderloin, where he has to choose: Sex or Death? Confessions of a Sex Maniac, Henry Miller Award Finalist, is old-school, hard-boiled, new millennium noir. If Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, James Ellroy had a three-way, this would be their bastard love child.