Genevieve Hudson’s Boys in Alabama explores what it means to be queer in the Deep South

Genevieve Hudson’s Boys in Alabama explores what it means to be queer in the Deep South

Genevieve Hudson’s debut novel Boys of Alabama comes with a lot of buzz. After he debut story collection Pretend We Live Here mad a big splash in 2018 with their electric prose and fascinating characters, this book builds on those skills they so carefully displayed across the stories.

Boys of Alabama is about Max, a boy who may or may not bring dead animals back to life. When his father is transferred from his German company to Alabama, Max becomes entwined with Pan, a confident boy who wears dresses and believes in and is fascinated with witchcraft. The book expertly dissects queer coming-of-age and refreshingly leans into teenage love, lust, drama, and growing pains.

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Tomasz Jedrowski shines a light on queer romance in Poland in ‘Swimming in the Dark’

Tomasz Jedrowski shines a light on queer romance in Poland in ‘Swimming in the Dark’

Swimming in the Dark by Tomasz Jedrowski is a captivating portrayal of queer love in Europe at a time when relationships between men were staunchy looked down on. Though, as Jedrowski explained in a letter that accompanied the advance copy of his debut novel, he reminds readers that many of the LGBTQ+ community in Poland still hides their true identities out of fear.

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Digital Book Tour – Kate Milliken, Kept Animals

Digital Book Tour – Kate Milliken, Kept Animals

With so many author tours being canceled, Debutiful has invited any author who had events canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 to do a reading and a brief interview as part of the Digital Book Tour podcast series.

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Podcast Episode 02: Brandon Taylor, author of ‘Real Life’

Podcast Episode 02: Brandon Taylor, author of ‘Real Life’

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Brandon Taylor is the Senior Editor of Electric Literature‘s Recommended Reading and is a staff writer at Lit Hub. His debut novel, Real Life, is about a grad student’s weekend of self-realization after a science experience fails. From a romance to feeling out of place, nothing seems to be going right for main character Wallace.

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Shannon Pufahl’s ‘On Swift Horses’ explores identity in the 1950s American West

Shannon Pufahl’s ‘On Swift Horses’ explores identity in the 1950s American West

Stories about the American West in the 1950s are often told through the eyes of straight, white men. While On Swift Horses is set during that time period, Shannon Pufahl chose to explore identity in that time period through a group of unique characters.

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