Archive for September, 2009

Edinburgh by Alexander Chee

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 

Title: Edinburgh
Author: Alexander Chee
Genre: Contemporary literature
URL: Amazon
Price:  US$11.20
Other Information/Warnings: Possible sexual abuse triggers
Summary (from the publisher): As a child, Fee is a gifted Korean American soprano in a boys´ choir in Maine. Silent after being abused by the director, he is unable to warn the other boys or protect his best friend, Peter, from the director´s advances. Even after the director is imprisoned, Fee continues to believe he is responsible, and while he survives into adulthood, his friends do not. In the years that follow, he struggles to bury his guilt and grief, until he meets a beautiful young student who resembles Peter, and he is forced to confront the demons of his brutal past.

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Healing Heart by Thom Lane

Rating: 1/10 ★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ 
Title: Healing Heart
Author: Thom Lane
Genre: Fantasy slave fiction
URL: Loose Id
Price: US$6.99
Other Information/warnings: Violence (inc between lovers), graphic depictions of illness, explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
Coryn is the rarest of mages, a young man with the gift of healing. A chance encounter with a sick slave on the road leads to love unimagined, a match for his gentle heart, and the two to a town riven with plague. It’s too much for one inexperienced healer—but still, Coryn will break himself with trying and his new boy’s heart in the process. What will it take to heal a healer’s heart?

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