'Listening to the Dead' by George Seaton

“Despite the quasi-mystical premise of the novel, in many ways Listening to the Dead speaks more truthfully about policework and men’s relationships than some crime and romance novels that purport to do just that.”… read more

'Country' by Jeff Mann

Brice Brown, country music star & protagonist of Jeff Mann’s Country, has little to be thankful for. After battling self-pity, self-loathing, religious bigotry, and just general small-town small-mindedness, Brice finally ascends from the downward spiral when a fan visits him on New Year’s Day. … read more

'The Photographer’s Truth' by Ralph Josiah Bardsley

Bardley allows the relationship between the two men to develop at a believable pace; as the narrative unfolds, we gradually learn more about the two men at the center of the story, and how they evolve over the course of the romance… read more

'Rebels' by Jeff Mann

In time for the sesquicentennial of the ending of the American Civil War, Jeff Mann has given us Rebels, a volume of poetry inspired by those four bloody years, seen through a queer lens… read more

'Parade' by Michael Graves

Like a pair of mismatched fraternal twins, the cousins Reggie Lauderdale and Elmer Mott form the literary odd couple at the center of Parade, debut novel by Michael Graves. Reggie; gay, uptight, conflicted, hypochondriac, deeply religious, and desperately trying to be good, serves as a foil to Elmer; a straight, dissolute, ne’er-do-well who seeks to… read more

'The Man With the Overcoat' by David Finkle

It is October, on an ordinary Tuesday evening (at 6:18 PM, to be precise) and Edward “Skip” Gerber has just exited the elevator into the lobby of the Manhattan office building where he works as a real estate lawyer. Preoccupied, he accepts a grey overcoat from a stranger:… read more

'JD' by Mark Merlis

Jonathan Ascher, an acclaimed 1960s radical novelist and poet, has been dead for thirty years and all but forgotten when an academic approaches his widow Martha for permission to consult Jonathan’s private papers in preparation for writing his biography. Initially hostile to the biographer and his request, Martha eventually relents, but not before she herself… read more