Advocate Bookshelf: Tiny Tomes
BY Diane Anderson-Minshall
March 20 2012 2:00 AM ET
To Assume a Pleasing Shape by Joseph Salvatore ($14, BOA Editions)
The characters in Joseph Salvatore's first short story collection are searching for meaning through the crucible of sex and and a quest for intimacy. Salvatore, a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Queer Culture, manages to create stories that are gloriously witty and smart and confoundingly unconventional.