Fury, Jason. “Eric’s Body”, Open Road, 2016.
To really appreciate “Eric’s Body”, it helps to know some of what it went through before finally being published. Originally it was published in l995 by Badboy Books and became an overnight sensation. Writer Jason Fury, (the nom de plume of Jery Tillotson), sent the manuscript to 120 publishers and was rejected by all of them. Several would not touch the book because of the theme of male/male love. Fury was lucky enough to find Richard Kasak, a publisher who specialized in high-class erotica and the book was published are reprinted over and over and became Richard Kasak’s best-selling book that year and the year after its first publication. Nonetheless, it was considered by many to be pornographic and bookstore owners were arrested for selling it and Fury realized that America was not as free as people thought it to me. The 25 stories deal with many themes such as heartbreak (“Barbed Wire”) and humor (“The Bastard of the County”) to the haunting (“The Last of the Seven Beauties”) and we meets some unforgettable men who are complex— jocks, convicts, bad boys, and evangelists.