'Immaculate Blue' by Paul Russell

With Immaculate Blue, Paul Russell brings to a close four memorable friendships that loved deeply enough to always risk its often faltering arrows… read more

'Curveball' by Jeremy Sorese

With Curveball, Jeremy Sorese sweeps us into a Jetsons-style future in order to explore the very human experiences of heartbreak and friendship… 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

'Lord Byron's Prophecy' by Sean Eads

Lord Byron’s Prophecy is a centuries-spanning tale of guilt–and appetite–driven men whose suppressed secrets and illicit desires poison their own lives and those around them… read more

'Totempole' by Sanford Friedman

Totempole’s frank dealings with sex are not only notable but distinguish it from more well-known early gay novels like The City and the Pillar read more

‘Barracuda’ by Christos Tsiolkas

“Danny Kelley is born into an Australian working class family from which he longs to escape. It is his need to make something of himself that propels much of the novel, which follows him for about two decades, from 1993 to 2010.”… read more

'Let Me See It' by James Magruder

James Magruder’s Let Me See It  (TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press) is a collection often interlocking stories that follow the lives of Elliott Biddler and Tom Amelio, first cousins who grow up separately in places like Kansas City and Chicago and find each other as they come of age as gay men in the 1980s. Much… read more

La JohnJoseph: It's the End of the World as We Know It

“I’m actually really into pretending that I’m Kathleen Turner in Serial Mom for my readings. I like to put on my antique crystal earrings and a chic frock, and reading in an almost bedtime story style, this utterly malicious and repugnant novel.”… read more