Best Gay Romance 2011
Love and lust between men.
Short fiction that is long on romance, Best Gay Romance 2011 encompasses the dizzying emotions of the human heart in love—delight, longing, relief, despair, anger, and deepest desire. From first times to brief encounters, to rediscovered missed connections and longtime companions, editor Richard Labonté has curated a classic on the subject of love between men. Each story unfolds the "possibility of happy-ever-after—the warm, beating heart of romantic desire." Lightning strikes more than once during a fateful tryst in Martin Delacroix's "First Roach Pond." Edward Moreno's "You're a Dog" reminds us that love can be flexible, while Eric Nguyen recalls first kisses and the stirrings of puppy love–and lust–in "How Boys Flirt With Other Boys."
With stories by Jameson Currier, Derrick Della Giorgia, David Holly, Anthony McDonald, Tyler Keevil, Jay Mandal, David May, Shanna Germain, Martin Delacroix, Simon Sheppard, Tom Mendicino, Edward Moreno, and Eric Nguyen.
RICHARD LABONTÉ lives on small, friendly Bowen Island, off the coast of British Columbia, Canada. One of the founders of A Different Light Bookstore, he has edited the Best Gay Erotica series since 1996. He reviews 100 books a year for Q Syndicate, which distributes "Book Marks," his fortnightly column; writes the "Books to Watch Out For/Gay Men's Edition" newsletter; and writes book reviews for Publishers Weekly. Husband Asa and canines Percy and Zak are his constant companions.
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