Once You Go Back named best LGBT book of the year

Once You Go Back named best LGBT book of the year

December 3, 2009

Mattilda Berenstein Sycamore, author of So Many Ways To Sleep Badly, has chosen Douglas A. Martin’s Once You Go Back as her favorite LGBT-related book of 2009. Here’s what she says about it:

Remember that time in your life when you didn’t know if you would ever learn how to breathe? No, you knew you were breathing, but you wondered if it would ever feel like it was supposed to. Douglas Martin nails the claustrophobia of growing up, somehow succeeding at delivering an adult’s voice with a child’s awareness, a voice at once aloof and familiar. Martin steers clear of the typical nostalgia in order to convey a loneliness so intimate that even a catalog of deteriorating home life becomes something almost like hope. And, the best part is that he doesn’t fuck it up at the end with some kind of tidy closure – yay, thank you!

There’s still plenty of time to let Douglas A. Martin’s book become your favorite LGBT book of 2009 — get a copy of Once You Go Back from us today!

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