Bitter Eden

Bitter Eden

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Publisher: New York : Picador, 2014
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9781250043665
Characteristics: vii, 232 pages ; 22 cm


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AL_STEFFEN Nov 23, 2016

Why are the well-written gay books with superior prose always so, damn, sad.
This is the story of relationships between men who were prisoners of war during World War II. It has a "masculine" tone, a heartbreaking ending and a very intense last page. I read this in one day while sick with the flu and then cried myself to sleep.
A profound book and probably a hard one to write, as it was based on the actual experiences of it's author, Tatamkhulu Afrika.


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