Reviews : Fiction

'Candyass' by Nick Comilla

Candyass is a coming-of-age story that veers from the usual terrain of family and peer rejection as the focus… read more

'The Wonder' by Emma Donoghue

In her latest novel, Donoghue’s child characters once again shine in their imaginings when faced with creating solace in unimaginable circumstances… read more

‘Heart Trouble’ by Jae

Consuming page after page, the reader will want to know more about these two main characters and find out if they will reject their heart trouble or embrace it and allow healing and wholeness to grow from their blossoming relationship… read more

‘The Jungle Around Us’ by Anne Raeff

The slow, measured prose of these nine interrelated tales approaches big topics—loneliness, belonging, death, fear—and yet, Anne Raeff’s stories are intimate, character driven, and incredibly subtle… read more

'The Angel of History' by Rabih Alameddine

In Alameddine’s newest novel, the aftermath of a half-century of war, disease, religious strife, and sexual liberation has left a Middle Eastern San Francisco-based poet addled and on the verge of neurotic collapse…. read more

'A Thin Bright Line' by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

The backdrops of the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the emerging science of climate research are combined into a novel honoring the queer communities of the 50s and 60s… read more

'The Stormwater Drains in Canberra' by Paul Johan Karlsen

It takes some courage for a young Norwegian man from a small town to travel around the world for gay sex. In some ways, the novel reads like a fairy tale… The Stormwater Drains in Canberra may serve as a study guide for a new generation of young gay men… read more

‘Vow of Celibacy’ by Erin Judge

Vow of Celibacy, stand-up comedian Erin Judges dishy debut novel, plunges the reader directly into the world of Natalie—bisexual, plus-sized fashion maven, and undertaker of the titular vow. … read more



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