Rechy, John (Francisco)(1934– ) writer; born in El Paso, Texas. He studied at the University of Texas: El Paso (B.A.), and at the New School for Social Research, New York City. He taught creative writing at several institutions and lived in Los Angeles and New York City. His novels primarily dealt with the search for love and identity by homosexual and bisexual characters, as in City of Night (1963) and Bodies and Souls (1983).
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