100 Boyfriends (MP3 CD)

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice.

Longlisted for the 2021 Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize.

"This hurricane of delirious, lonely, lewd tales is a taxonomy and grand unified theory of the boyfriend, in every tense." (Parul Sehgal, The New York Times)

"I loved this book - raunchy, irreverent, deliberate, sexy, angry, and tender, in its own way." (Roxane Gay)

An irreverent, sensitive, and inimitable look at gay dysfunction through the eyes of a cult hero.

Transgressive, foulmouthed, and brutally funny, Brontez Purnell's 100 Boyfriends is a revelatory spiral into the imperfect lives of queer men desperately fighting the urge to self-sabotage. As they tiptoe through minefields of romantic, substance-fueled misadventure - from dirty warehouses and gentrified bars in Oakland to desolate farm towns in Alabama - Purnell's characters strive for belonging in a world that dismisses them for being Black, broke, and queer. In spite of it - or perhaps because of it - they shine.

Armed with a deadpan wit, Purnell finds humor in even the darkest of nadirs with the peerless zeal, insight, and horniness of a gay punk messiah. Together, the slice-of-life tales that writhe within 100 Boyfriends are an inimitable tour of an unexposed queer underbelly. Holding them together is the vision of an iconoclastic storyteller, as fearless as he is human.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781713656142
ISBN-10: 1713656140
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2021
Language: English