Set in the very English suburbia of 1962 where everyone has tidy front gardens and lace curtains, Junction X is the story of Edward Johnson, who ostensibly has the perfect life: A beautiful house, a great job, an attractive wife and two well-mannered children. The trouble is he's been lying to... show more
Set in the very English suburbia of 1962 where everyone has tidy front gardens and lace curtains, Junction X is the story of Edward Johnson, who ostensibly has the perfect life: A beautiful house, a great job, an attractive wife and two well-mannered children. The trouble is he's been lying to himself all of his life. And first love, when it does come, hits him and hits him hard. Who is the object of his passion? The teenaged son of the new neighbours. Edward's world is about to go to hell. "Both a haunting tale of sexual obsession and a stunning portrait of an ordinary man caught up in the throes of an illicit love and teetering on the brink of self-destruction, told with pinpoint psychological insight and mouth-watering prose, this is a splendid example of the storyteller's art, reminiscent of James Baldwin." - Victor J. Banis, author of The Man from C.A.M.P.
Publish date: 2011-11-01
Publisher: CHEYENNE PUBLISHING
Pages no: 200
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, M M Romance
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I read it finally. I inhaled it, devoured it, gobbled it up... I’ve almost spent more time writing and rewriting this review than reading the book, so here it is before I pop a vessel!It hurts, guys. From different angles. It is indescribably sad, yet it’s all about happiness. Unexpected, larger th...
I'm not so sure anymore. Hopefully Ilhem saves the day...;p
Very powerful story. Beautiful and heart breaking at the same time. An unforgettable story that will stay with me for a long time.
Gosh. Where the hell to start? That was one of the most beautiful and heart breaking reads, ever. Alexander was just so beautiful. I wish to goodness I had known nothing about this book; I went into it knowing I wouldn't get a HEA ... So I've pretty much been crying since I first met "Alex". He seem...
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