(1923-) US novelist. His first novel, Malcolm 1959, concerns the quest of a teenage boy for his lost father and is set in a world of bizarre depravity. It was followed by The Nephew 1960 and Cabot Wright Begins 1964. His novels, like his poetry and plays, deal with extreme emotional states and dramatic transformations. They typically treat homosexual subjects with stylistic elegance and a flair for strange or grotesque images.
City in Missouri (USA); zip code 65734.