Title Profile & Character Information

An Arrow's Flight

Annotation
"The siege of Troy has dragged on for ten years, with no end in sight, when an oracle supplies the Greeks with the recipe for victory. All they need is Pyrrhus, son of the fallen Achilles. But Pyrrhus has been putting his godlike form to profitable use as a go-go dancer in the big city. Why should he leave the party, give up his hard-bought freedom, just because some voice in a jar says he must strap on a suit of hand-me-down armor? Still, he has always known destiny had plans for him, some more glittering future than life as a used-up hustler on a park bench somewhere. So he sails for Troy, hoping to transform himself into the bronzed immortal that history requires. But before the ship reaches Troy, there is one detour that must be made, with profound consequences for all involved." "Magically blending ancient headlines and modern myth, Merlis creates a fabulous new world where legendary heroes declare their endowments in the personal ads and any panhandler just might be a divinity in disguise."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
1999  Lambda Literary Awards

Characters
NamePyrrhus
GendersMale
 Male
OccupationsExotic dancer
 Exotic dancer
TraitsGay
Gay

GenreAlternative history
Fantasy
    --Mythical
    --Mythical
Mythology
Fiction
TopicsGay men
AIDS
Trojan War
Gay men
AIDS
Trojan War