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Bored Gay Werewolf
Bored Gay Werewolf

Bored Gay Werewolf



272 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper, EPUB

Cloth, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $33.99)

Publication Date: February 2024

ISBN 9781838957018

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Feb 2024)
Atlantic Books


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Juno Dawson's Her Majesty's Royal Coven meets a Jim Jarmusch movie. A directionless college-dropout deals with sexuality, minimum-wage jobs, lunar cycles, toxic masculinity and the everyday perils of life as a modern werewolf.

Brian, an aimless slacker, works doubles at his shift job, forgets to clean his room and lays about with his friends Nik and Darby. He's been struggling to manage his transition to adulthood almost as much as his monthly transitions to a werewolf. Really, he is not great at the whole werewolf thing, and his recent murderous slip-ups have caught the attention of Tyler, a Millennial were-mentor determined to take the mythological world by storm.

Tyler has got a plan, and weirdly his self-help punditry actually encourages Brian to shape up and to stop accidentally marking out guys who ghosted him on Grindr as potential monthly victims. But as Brian gets closer to Tyler's pack, and alienated from Nik and Darby, he realizes that Tyler's expansion plans are much more nefarious than a little lupine enlightenment...

Big-hearted, goofy, anarchic and funny, Bored Gay Werewolf is a smart take on the doomsday logic of late capitalism and the complicated meeting point of masculinity and sexuality. More than that, though, and like Scooby Doo with Grindr or Stranger Things with sex and ennui, it’s a buddy novel about finding your pack, the power of friendship, and learning how to be comfortable in your own, shaggy werewolf pelt.


"I ate this up. A clever and chaotic commentary on toxic masculinity, the self-improvement industry, and the grind of modern existence. This book is biting! - Emily Austin, author, Everyone In this Room Will Someday Be Dead

"Bored Gay Werewolf's got blood, it's got buddies... and it's so much fun." —Ainslie Hogarth, author of Motherthing

"There really aren't enough novels about aimless, gay werewolves called Brian... " —Sunday Times, Books to Watch in 2023

Author Biography

Tony Santorella was born and raised in Danvers, Massachusetts, site of the Salem Witch Trials and related hauntings. He moved to Washington, DC in 2005, where he waited tables until beginning his decade-long career in international development. Through his work he has traveled the globe designing aid programs in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa including a two-year stint in London for his Master's degree. He began writing his debut novel to explore his fascination with the mystical from his hometown and the power and ambition of the capital through the acerbic irreverence of the service industry. He lives in Washington, D.C.