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Oh My God this month HAS SO MANY AMAZING BOOKS TO READ!

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MOHANASWAMY – VASUDHENDRA

Mohanaswamy has just lost his long-time partner, Karthik, to a woman. Even as he scrutinizes himself, the choices he’s made, the friends and lovers he’s gained and lost, Mohanaswamy dreams of living a simple, dignified life. A life that would allow him to leave, even forget, the humiliation and fears of adolescence, the slurs his mind still carries around – gandu sule, hennu huli – and the despair that made him crave to conform.
A coming out of the closet for Vasudhendra himself, these stories of homosexual love and lives jolted Kannada readers out of their notions of the literary and the palatable. The gritty narratives of Mohanaswamy explore sexuality, urbanisation and class with a nuance and an unflinching honesty that will both unnerve and move readers in English and serve as a fine introduction to one of the strongest voices in Kannada literature.

517pqfkRiVLWAKING LIONS – AYELET GUNDAR GOSHEN

Dr Eitan Green is a good man. He saves lives. Then, speeding along a deserted moonlit road in his SUV after an exhausting hospital shift, he hits someone. Seeing that the man, an African migrant, is beyond help, he flees the scene. It is a decision that changes everything. Because the dead man’s wife knows what happened. and her price is not money. It is something else entirely. A gripping, suspenseful and morally devastating drama of guilt and survival, shame and desire. It looks at the darkness inside all of us to ask: what would we do? What are any of us capable of?

I know this has released worldwide already but it seems to have just popped on amazon.

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The penguin orange collection.

I’ve picked the first picture I could find and these are so bloody gorgeous. I’m sure you’ll all agree in saying we should all have various editions of these classics because one is just not enough.

That’s all for December. Have you got any books you really want?

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