'Yield' by Lee Houck

Yield is a risky book—in lesser hands, Lee Houck’s debut novel, about a gay hustler who moonlights as a file clerk in a hospital basement, could have easily fallen into the trap of cliché. But Yield’s protagonist Simon is neither a hustler-with-a-heart-of-gold nor an amoral anti-hero, instead wavering somewhere in between. As a narrator, he… read more

New in September

September signals the start of the official fall book season, one of the busiest times of the year for publishers and authors alike. Some exciting fiction titles this month include Monique Truong‘s Bitter In the Mouth (Random House)—we interviewed Truong last month—and Yield (Kensington), the exciting debut from Lee Houck. In nonfiction, we’re excited about… read more