Peter Tuesday Hughes. I Am Dying, Egypt. 1972. First Print. Rare. Good SC. Eros LGBTQ 18+

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Hughes, Peter Tuesday. San Diego, Greenleaf Classics, Inc., 1972. 
English Language, First Edition,Good SC, 18mo, 4" x 7", 155 pp.

Stiff cream colored perfectbound wraps, black and red lettering to cover and spine, cover image repeated on back, cover art unsigned but later attributed to Robert Bonfils, noticeable tear in center of back cover affecting the final 15 pages of the book, but not readability, previous owner nameplate affixed to verso of front cover, some rubbing and soiling to covers, pages age toned as usual for pulp paperbacks, faint blue stamp to bottom edge, else clean, tightly bound, showing no chips, and otherwise unmarked throughout. 155 pp. plus 4 pp. mail-order information at the back. I Am Dying, Egypt is the story of alcoholic ex-stuntman Sam Corrigan's search for the only person of late to stir feelings in him, the elusive Johnny Gray. From Richard Amory's book review in Vector Magazine: "It moves rapidly from south of Malibu to Cairo to the Pyramid of Kufu to the Lybian desert - a kaleidoscope of drugs, sex, and international intrigue - the details don't matter." Peter Tuesday Hughes was an early exponent of the genre known as gay gothic, publishing more than thirty novels between 1968 and 1978 including mysteries, science fiction, romance, supernatural thrillers, and a celebrated gay detective series featuring leading man Bruce Doe. Adults only. Scarce in the trade.

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