I Can Give You Anything But Love
by Gary Indiana
Rizzoli Ex Libris. 240 pages, $25.95
“I’M OLD ENOUGH to justify writing about my history,” Gary Indiana remarks early on in his new memoir, “but too old to remember much of it.” That disclaimer notwithstanding, Indiana has written a very good book. At 65, he has a large body of work behind him: seven novels; three collections of short fiction, poems, and plays; and numerous nonfiction books, including a trilogy based on famous criminals (among them Gianni Versace’s killer, Andrew Cunanan, and twin murderers Lyle and Erik Menendez). Indiana is a well-regarded critic; he has acted in independent films; his visual art has had solo shows in New York and L.A. and was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He has plenty of good stories to tell.