Centuries Ago and Very Fast
by Rebecca Ore
Aqueduct Press Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781933500256
Date: 30 April 2009
From publicity material: A collection of linked stories by Rebecca Ore, author of Gaia's Toys, Time's Child, Slow Funeral, and other novels. The stories in this collection relate tales form the life of Vel, a gay immortal born in the Paleolithic who jumps time at will. We encounter him hunting mammoths,playing with reindeer tripping on hallucinogenic mushrooms, negotiating each successive wave of invaders to keep his family and its land intact, living as the minor god of spring, witnessing the hanging of "mollies" in seventeenth-century London as well as the Stonewall riots in twentieth-century New York City. Vel has had more lovers than he can remember and is sometimes tempted to flirt with death.
(Source: Aqueduct Press)