Delux

Delux Draft 6 Cover

Delux
by Steven Damron

It's the turn of the millennium, the dot com boom, the advent of the first gay sitcom. Jake is an Episcopalian priest who comes out, leaves the church, leaves his wife and moves to Los Angeles to start an art gallery.

Out and about in Hollywood, muscle boys, skeptics, come-ons and fancy cars distract Jake from finding artists. His first show features Jose MarĂ­a Blanco, a smoldering artist whose anti-religious art is a smash hit.

Then the crosscurrents of the art world bring Delux to the brink of disaster. In his quest to find artists, Jake can save his gallery only if he discovers the meaning of beauty and belief.