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Breathing Lessons
Breathing Lessons

Breathing Lessons

A Novel

FICTION

180 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95)

Publication Date: September 2015

ISBN 9781550653977

Rights: WOR X CA

Vehicule Press (Sep 2015)
Esplanade Books

Price: $18.95
 
 

Overview

Nominee:2016 Lambda Literary Award, Gay FictionA visceral new voice in gay fiction gives a novel on the life lessons learned by a homosexual man as he ages and maturesA bold and explicit debut novel by one of the most visceral new voices in gay fiction, Breathing Lessons is the story of Henry Moss, a homosexual everyman whose life knows none of the limitations or abuses his predecessors experienced. When a teenaged Henry came out to his mother, she worried only that he'd be lonely. At the time, he thought her concerns were old-fashioned. Two decades later, he's had supportive family and friends, he's well-liked by the athletes who train with him, trusted in his professional life, parties whenever he pleases, and performs all manner of sexual acts with whomever he wants. But as he gets older and, increasingly, the men he sleeps with are married, Henry finds that his mother may have been right. Can he find the lasting intimacy he craves in his life amidst the equal-opportunity freedom afforded by his generation's openness? Learning to navigate between the two is as delicate as learning to breathe again.

Reviews

"With Breathing Lessons, Andy Sinclair is doing something no other Canadian writer has done, possibly something no other Canadian writer has dared to do."  —Angie Abdou, author, The Bone Cage

Author Biography

Andy Sinclair is a writer whose work has appeared in Dragnet Magazine, fab, and the Globe and Mail. He lives in Toronto.