A Queer Classic published in the UK for the first time. A New York City hustler with a special gift for reeling in customers, Apollo, ‘a pale skinned mulatto with a mournful mouth’ strips at a gay sex theatre in Times Square. He is one of the most seductive and disturbing creations in recent American fiction. Unflinchingly describing the lives of hustlers, pimps, drug-addicts and transsexuals in 1990s Times Square, User speaks with the authentic voice of characters from the edge. This is a world filled with stark, hypnotic eroticism and mined with terrors peculiar to the subterranean city in the hours after midnight. A Queer Classic published in the UK and Australia for the first time. By the bestselling author of The Romanian, winner of the Prix de Flores.