Walking in the Sky
|Title:||Walking in the Sky|
|Date(s):||online: 1999? print: February 2000|
|External Links:||Walking In The Sky by Caroline Alert, Archived version|
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The cover art, along with extensive black and white and color illustrations, is by KOZ. There is also one interior black and white illo by the author.
The zine was nominated for the 2001 Huggy Awards (Best Due South Novel).
"Walking in the Sky is an adult publication and contains strong language and graphic scenes of a homoerotic nature. An AGE STATEMENT is required for its purchase. This publication will not knowingly be sold to anyone under 18 years of age."
SummarySummary from Agent With Style:
... follows the aftermath of a brutal attack on Ray Kowalski, one that has left him questioning his manhood, his sanity and most importantly, his ability to love. Fraser is there, refusing to relinquish the lifeline he extends to his partner as he also deals with the helplessness, anguish and confusion of Ray's condition.
Once in a while you happen upon a writer who can so move you with her/his words that you just have to publish that work in book form. Such is the case with Caroline Alert and her ability to weave a tale.
'Walking...' is a story of pain and guilt — of one man's attempt to process events so traumatizing that he questions his very existence and of another man's attempt to support his partner and understand those events. It's a story of love, of desire, of pent up emotions and hair triggers. And best summed up, it is a story of loyalty.
In these pages you will enter the mind of Stanley Raymond Kowalski — such as it is — and stumble through a darkness of self-loathing and helpless torment brought on by his capture and subsequent torture at the hands of a perverse couple. You will struggle along with Constable Benton Fraser — a Canadian Mountie who first came to Chicago in search of...well, you know the drill — to understand his partner's odd behavior and roller coaster mood swings.
You will deal with each man's desires, hopes and dreams. You will laugh and you will cry. You will share their failures and triumphs. But mostly you will ache for both characters as they attempt to communicate their feelings to one another.
As publishers of this novel, we are proud to present the written words of Caroline Alert and the art of KOZ, whose moody illustrations capture the darkness of the story.Now, let's take that walk....
The zine contains many color and black and white illustrations by KOZ. Below is a sampling.
Reactions and Reviews
- from Lynn W., accessed March 7, 2014