The Sins of Jack Branson: A Novel Pocketbok – 30 April 2021
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He lost his home. His family. His pride. So he made his own.
England, 1881. Being gay is both a sin and a crime. Parents disowning their children is considered honourable. Consensual sex risks life in prison. Sodomy scandals ruin careers and reputations. Homosexuals have to choose between safety and happiness.
After an unspeakable incident gets him exiled from his idyllic Irish hometown, twenty-four-year-old Jack Branson rebuilds his life in fog-and-mould London as a house call prostitute for closeted members of the British aristocracy. His dangerous, lucrative profession makes him dependent on the very people who deprive him of a normal life, but he is grateful for the opportunity to finally be his true self. Jack's rave reviews impress the mysterious Oliver Hawkett, a street rat turned entrepreneur/activist with gorgeous green eyes and a plan to change his oppressive society with the opening of a homosexual brothel. Despite a growing attraction to Oliver, Jack believes he is safer in the hands of his privileged clients, learning the hard way just how wrong he is to trust them.
Inspired by true events, THE SINS OF JACK BRANSON blossoms into a complex, ensemble-driven odyssey through the unforgiving world of Victorian homosexuals, defying genre expectations with a unique blend of plot twists, romance, dry humour, tragedy, philosophy, and modern relevance.
"Schulze's depiction of the Victorian era is atmospheric and intense in conveying the persecution gay people faced." - Kirkus Review
"Between its anecdotes of affairs, its slow revelations of more enduring longings, and its vivid courtroom scene, it is magnificently character-driven from beginning to end." - Tucker Lieberman, Independent Book Review
"Tense, emotional, incredibly entertaining, with an atmosphere that feels authentic to the time period. I loved every character, even the ones I wanted to hate." - Tory Hunter, Tory Hunter Books
"The author has opted for a topic that deserves appreciation and has from the beginning cut to the chase... Recommended to anyone who is willing to explore literature that explores the hypocritical attitude of society." - Ruby is Reading, Goodreads
- Utgivare : David Schulze Books (30 April 2021)
- Språk : Engelska
- Pocketbok : 426 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 1737037807
- ISBN-13 : 978-1737037804
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Its a great representation of what it must've been like to be gay during such a repressive time. I love the mix of fiction and non fiction, as it really lends itself to believability and takes me to London before the turn of the century.
If you're looking for a great read that will transport you to a beautiful and sometimes sad world, I would recommend this book.