Saturday, June 28, 2014

UPDATE; “COMMUNION.” A New Novel By Author, Director, Professor Mel Donalson. Patricia’s Paris Expats Soirees Dinners. Sun 29 June. 19h

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"COMMUNION. " A Novel.

Special Guest Is Author, Director, Professor Mel Donalson. On His Novel, "Communion"

What The Novel Is About:

Set in the late 1980s, the novel follows the protagonist Tony Marcos, a Gay teen who runs way from his crumbling home to make his life in Hollywood, California. As he hustles on the boulevard, he develops a makeshift family of friends-some in their teens, some in their 30s and 40s, but all seeking purpose and love.

Working the streets and intersecting with his friends at their favorite hangout-the Concrete Café-Tony believes he's found his version of paradise. But many circumstances-robbery, gay-bashing, HIV, greed, and murder-peel away his ideal world, exposing the real world that he must survive. In a complex and powerful novel of multiethnic characters, Communion is a poignant, emotionally charged story about personal struggling, renewal, and transformation-a true celebration of life.


Mel Donalson received his Ph.D. from Brown University and is a Professor in the English Department at California State University-Los Angeles. In the academic arena, he has served as an editor on two texts: Cornerstones: An Anthology of African American Literature (1996), and the Encyclopedia of 20TH Century African American Literature (2007). His critical books include Black Directors in Hollywood (2003), Masculinity in the Interracial Buddy Film (2006), and Hip Hop in American Cinema (2007). Donalson is a published poet, short story writer, and essayist, and he has written three novels:

The River Woman (1988), Communion (2012), and The Third Woman (2014). Additionally, he is ancreenwriter and filmmaker who has written, produced, and directed the short films, A Room Without Doors (1998) and Performance (2009).

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