Chosen in over 50 best books of 2016 lists from 9 countries; winner of the Debut of the Year Award at the 2017 British Book Awards !
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, their relationship growing increasingly intimate and unnerving.As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he's forced to grapple with his own fraught history: his formative experiences of love, his painful rejection by family and friends, and the difficulty of growing up as a gay man in southern America in the 1990s. Startlingly erotic and immensely powerful, What Belongs to You tells an unforgettable story about the ways our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love.
Join our book club for commitment-phobes. Each month has a new genre and many titles are available for free. Come every time or drop in when the selection intrigues you. Every text is LGBTQ-related and readers will be invited to discuss them in person and online beforehand.