"A brilliant, powerful elegy from a living brother to a lost one, yet pulsing with rhythm, and beating with life." --Marlon James
"Highly recommend Brother by David Chariandy--concise and intense, elegiac short novel of devastation and hope." --Joyce Carol Oates, via Twitter
WINNER--Toronto Book Award
WINNER--Rogers' Writers' Trust Fiction Prize
WINNER--Ethel Wilson Prize for Fiction
Esquire Best Books of the Year
Kirkus Best Books of the Year
Guardian Best Books of the Year
New York Public Library Best Books of the Year
Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist
PEN Open Book Awards Longlist
Orwell Prize for Political Fiction Longlist
The Believer Book Awards Longlist
“Every sentence feels like a polished stone.” -Entertainment Weekly
“Elegiac and incendiary” -Boston Globe
“A dwarf star of mourning and regret” -Wall Street Journal
“Elegant, vital, indubitably dope” -Guardian
“An important, vital and groundbreaking book” -Medium
“An absolutely mammoth literary talent” -KIESE LAYMON
“Riveting, composed, charged with feeling” -MADELEINE THIEN
In luminous, incisive prose, a startling new literary talent explores masculinity, race, and sexuality against a backdrop of simmering violence during the summer of 1991.
One sweltering summer in the Park, a housing complex outside of Toronto, Michael and Francis are coming of age and learning to stomach the careless prejudices and low expectations that confront them as young men of black and brown ancestry. While their Trinidadian single mother works double, sometimes triple shifts so her boys might fulfill the elusive promise of their adopted home, Francis helps the days pass by inventing games and challenges, bringing Michael to his crew's barbershop hangout, and leading escapes into the cool air of the Rouge Valley, a scar of green wilderness where they are free to imagine better lives for themselves.
Propelled by the beats and styles of hip hop, Francis dreams of a future in music. Michael's dreams are of Aisha, the smartest girl in their high school whose own eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the bright hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic shooting, and the police crackdown and suffocating suspicion that follow.
Honest and insightful in its portrayal of kinship, community, and lives cut short, David Chariandy's Brother is an emotional tour de force that marks the arrival of a stunning new literary voice.
Landon Reed had lived for three centuries, shunning the human world and maintaining a safe distance. In all his years, he'd never considered taking a human as a lover. Then, one night, he is drawn to an alley where he finds Sean Caffrey, a college student, left beaten and bloody. Unable to leave the handsome young man, Landon takes Sean home and finds that he may have gotten more than he bargained for WARNING: This 3,942-word story is a steamy read that features passionate gay M/M lovemaking and may be too much for some readers to handle!
True love deserves a second chance.Leigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a passionate connection. Unfortunately, their differing visions of the future force them apart. Life goes on, but their attempts at other relationships fail to measure up to the love they once shared. When they see each other again after more than a decade apart, they realize they may be soulmates. Can they ever find their way back to one another?If you enjoy passionate romance that brings the heat, don't miss this scorching story of second chance by chart-topper Harper Bliss..
Paris… City of lights, City of love… City of drama!
With a year remaining on Dominique’s first presidential term, the Laroche camp is gearing up for her re-election campaign. Dominique herself, however, doesn’t seem so keen on going through it all again.
Aurore and Solange’s relationship has been on and off so many times, nobody can keep count. The prospect of being on opposing sides of an election campaign is proving too difficult to overcome. Unless one of them can find it in her heart to make a sacrifice.
Claire is showing signs of a midlife crisis. Rather than test her marriage to Margot, her behaviour puts in danger Barbier & Cyr, and her friendship with Juliette and Steph.
Partnerships will be questioned, loyalties will shift and priorities will be reassessed as favourite characters, and old foes, return for a new season of Parisian drama and intrigue.
Warning: This title contains sensual language, ladies making love, copious wine consumption and the occasional bout of political backstabbing.
Can love be measured in percentages?
After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line.
Release the Stars is a lighthearted, fast-paced contemporary lesbian fairytale set in the glitzy world of Hollywood.
Three much-loved lesbian romance novels from best-selling author Harper Bliss. Each book shows love can come in many forms by incorporating fan favourite romance themes: Enemies to Lovers, Celebrity Romance and Second Chance Romance.
This digital box set includes The Road to You, Release the Stars (including the follow-up short story Not Yet) and Once in a Lifetime. All books have been Lesbian Romance best sellers and have garnered 300 5-star reviews between them.
The Road to You – Opposites attract… or do they?Workaholic Katherine and free-spirited singer Ali have disliked each other since college. Fate, however, keeps bringing them together and the paths of their lives keep crossing. Are some differences in personality simply too vast to overcome? Or are some things just meant to be?
Release the Stars – Can love be measured in percentages?After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line.
Once in a LifetimeLeigh Sterling and Jodie Whitehouse share a deep love and extreme passion in the bedroom. However, their differing desires for the future force them to go through life separately. When they see each other again eleven years after their painful breakup, an opportunity arises to explore if they really were each other’s one true love.
What reviewers are saying:
“I loved this precious romance.” – Curve Magazine
“This book may not follow conventional romance novel structures, but that’s exactly what makes it special” – The Lesbian Review
Buy this great-value box set and get ready for a rollercoaster ride of emotions!
Four women. One building. A million complications.
High Rise is a series of lesbian erotic romance novellas focusing on four women who live in The Ivy, the sexiest building in Hong Kong.
There’s Alex, a local gym instructor with a broken heart. Her room mate Nat, a celebrated American writer who moved to Hong Kong for love. Their upstairs neighbour Maddie, a workaholic investment banker. And the penthouse inhabitant, Isabella, a psychiatrist who’s lived in the city for fifteen years.
Romances develop and untangle as these four women get to know each other better.
This collection includes:Novella 1: Fool for LoveNovella 2: Undisclosed DesiresNovella 3: No Ordinary LoveNovella 4: Close Enough
Warning: this title includes countless hot and graphic f/f sex scenes and may make you blush (amongst other things).
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