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'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

'Jazz Moon' by Joe Okonkwo

Jazz Moon, in part, is a love story. The beautiful complicated love story of main character Ben Charles, a burgeoning poet from the south who arrives in New York in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance…. read more

Fieldwork in Being a Brown Man

“If you don’t have a father in your life, or if the only male figures in your life are [screw-ups], to whom do you turn to learn things you want to know?”… read more

‘Moonstone: The Boy Who Never Was’ by Sjón

In the new novel Moonstone, the author delivers a quiet but compelling literary intervention into Iceland’s past, offering a counter-narrative that acknowledges the country’s many unacknowledged past LGBT citizens… read more

'Boy Erased' by Garrard Conley

In Boy Erased, there’s just the uneasy co-existence between a cultural geography Conley has been conditioned to accept that doesn’t—and won’t—accept him back…. read more