Love in Black and White
by Lance Kyle
Paperback: 157 pages
Love in Black and White is four stories and a short novel exploring themes of interracial love. It begins with four short stories.
- In The Voyeur and the Busboy, a meek traveling accountant falls in love with a young African man who buses tables in a cafe and whose apartment window can be seen from the accountant's hotel room.
- Mario and me tells the story of a younger man who has his first gay experience with an older man he meets in the sauna at a university gym. Master Tom imagines what would happen if Thomas Jefferson had a long affair not with his slave Sally Hemings but with her brother, James.
- Vignette is a fantasy about two young men who take showers at the same time, miles apart, imagining each other - and inviting the reader into their thoughts.
- Mistletoe Farm is a short historical novel set on a plantation in the South. A young white man has come to the plantation he now owns, and buys a set of slaves to go with it. At first he revels in his sexual conquests of men and women alike, but soon the world he has created comes to take over his mind.