Enigma Variations BookRegular price £8.99
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Call Me by Your Name and Find Me, now available to preorder in paperback.
From a youthful infatuation with a cabinet maker in a small Italian fishing village, to a passionate yet sporadic affair with a woman in New York, to an obsession with a man he meets at a tennis court, Enigma Variations charts one man's path through the great loves of his life. Paul's intense desires, losses and longings draw him closer, not to a defined orientation, but to an understanding that 'heartache, like love, like low-grade fevers, like the longing to reach out and touch a hand across the table, is easy enough to live down'.
André Aciman casts a shimmering light over each facet of desire, to probe how we ache, want and waver, and ultimately how we sometimes falter and let go of the very ones we want the most. We may not know what we want. We may remain enigmas to ourselves and to others. But sooner or later we discover who we've always known we were.
Author: Andre Aciman
Find Me (The Follow Up To Call Me By Your Name) BookRegular price £8.99
Elio believes he has left behind his first love - but as an affair with an older man intensifies, his thoughts turn to the past and to Oliver.
Oliver, a college professor, husband and father, is preparing to leave New York. The imminent trip stirs up longing and regret, awakening an old desire and propelling him towards a decision that could change everything.
In Call Me By Your Name, we fell in love with Oliver and Elio. Find Me returns to these unforgettable characters, exploring how love can ripple out from the past and into the future.
Author: Andre Aciman
In At The Deep End BookRegular price £8.99
WINNER OF THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2020
SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE 2019
'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy' Grazia
'Fresh and funny' Guardian
'Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly
Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years.
a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis;
a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art;
and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist.
Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places…
'Frank, funny and fabulously filthy' (Erin Kelly), In at the Deep End is a warm, brilliantly observed debut from a major new talent.
Author: Kate Davies
Loveless BookRegular price £7.99
Suitable for 14 - 18 years.
The fourth novel from the phenomenally talented Alice Oseman – one of the most authentic and talked-about voices in contemporary YA.
It was all sinking in. I’d never had a crush on anyone. No boys, no girls, not a single person I had ever met. What did that mean?
Georgia has never been in love, never kissed anyone, never even had a crush – but as a fanfic-obsessed romantic she’s sure she’ll find her person one day.
As she starts university with her best friends, Pip and Jason, in a whole new town far from home, Georgia’s ready to find romance, and with her outgoing roommate on her side and a place in the Shakespeare Society, her ‘teenage dream’ is in sight.
But when her romance plan wreaks havoc amongst her friends, Georgia ends up in her own comedy of errors, and she starts to question why love seems so easy for other people but not for her. With new terms thrown at her – asexual, aromantic – Georgia is more uncertain about her feelings than ever.
Is she destined to remain loveless? Or has she been looking for the wrong thing all along?
This wise, warm and witty story of identity and self-acceptance sees Alice Oseman on towering form as Georgia and her friends discover that true love isn’t limited to romance.
Author: Alice Oseman
The Diamond Setter BookRegular price £12.99
The uneventful life of a jeweller from Tel Aviv changes abruptly in 2011 after Fareed, a handsome young man from Damascus, crosses illegally into Israel and makes his way to the ancient port city of Jaffa in search of his roots.
Intending to return the diamond to its rightful owner, Fareed is soon swept up in Tel Aviv's vibrant gay scene, and a turbulent protest movement.
He falls in love with both an Israeli soldier and his boyfriend - the narrator of this book - and reveals the story of his family's past: a tale of forbidden love beginning in the 1930s that connects Fareed and the jeweller.
The Gentleman's Guide to Getting Lucky - Montague Siblings Series BookRegular price £10.99
Reading level - 14 - 17 years.
"The queer teen historical you didn't know was missing from your life." - Teen Vogue, on The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue
In this funny and frothy novella that picks up where the New York Times bestselling The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue leaves off, freshly minted couple Monty and Percy fumble through their first time together.
Monty's epic grand tour may be over, but now that he and Percy are finally a couple, he realises there is something more nerve-wracking than being chased across Europe: getting together with the person you love.
Will the romantic allure of Santorini make his first time with Percy magical, or will all the anticipation and build-up completely spoil the mood?
Author: Mackenzi Lee
Weekend - A Novel BookRegular price £15.99
AN INTIMATE THROWBACK IN AN ERA OF POLITICALLY-CHARGED LGBT LITERATURE
Two lesbian couples, one summer weekend: a searing novel of longing and regret.
In this intimate, sexy novel, two lesbian couples living next door to each other over a summer in cottage country find each of their relationships at a crossroads.
One woman celebrates her 50th birthday, which causes her to reconsider what she wants out of life and her partner; the other couple are the parents of a new baby, which cannot conceal the turmoil of their relationship.
Weekend is a plaintive, moving exploration of the true nature of love; about trust, negotiation and what's worth keeping in the end.
|Author||Jane Eaton Hamilton