Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red—a hybrid work of poetry and prose—is a contemporary queer reinterpretation of an ancient Greek myth, in which Geryon, a little winged monster, is slain by Hercules. In Carson’s version, Geryon is a little red boy, a photographer, who falls in love with Hercules. Carson imagines, in cinematic detail, the relationship between the boys. The book is a testament to both young love and queer lives.
Autobiography of Red: A Novel in Verse - Anne Carson