This May, the L,BBG Rights team has chosen ‘The Magnificent Sons‘ by Justin Myers as our Rights Fiction Book of the Month!
'Tales Of The City for a new generation . . . smart, touching, razor-sharp one-liners, a life-affirming read with characters that burst from the page yet remain believable. I fell utterly in love with it' John Marrs
'Funny, kind, insightful book, about those who get left behind. Sensitive, honest, and never afraid to take the piss' Russell T Davies
Two brothers. Two different journeys. The same hope of a magnificent future.
Jake D'Arcy has spent most of his twenty-nine years trying to get his life just right. He's nearly there: great girlfriend, great friends, stable job. A distant relationship with his boisterous family - which is exactly the way he wants it. So why does everything feel so wrong?
When his popular, irritatingly confident teenage brother Trick comes out as gay to a rapturous response, Jake realises he has questions about his own repressed bisexuality, and that he can't wait any longer to find his answers.
As Trick begins to struggle with navigating the murky waters of adult relationships, Jake begins a journey that will destroy his relationship with girlfriend Amelia, challenge his closest friendships, and force him to face up to the distance between him and his family - but offers new friends, fewer inhibitions, and a glimpse of the magnificent life he never thought could be his.
'MAGNIFICENT. It's all about the complicated issues of families and sexuality, the writing is pacy, smart and funny, and the storytelling is first-rate.' Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt
'Just wonderful. Warm, funny and believable, with characters you feel you know. And with, as ever, some enviably KILLER lines' Marina O'Loughlin
The Magnificent Sons tells the tale of two very different brothers, searching for the life they want - and for the person they want to be. Fans of The Last Romeo will delight in the same wicked sense of humour, for this timely coming-of-age story is as wise as it is witty and as sharply observed as it is deeply moving.
More praise for Justin Myers:
'Original, compelling, touching and funny' Francesca Hornak, author of Seven Days of Us
'A funny, keenly observed tale about relationships and identity' Red Magazine
'Brilliant. I fell in love with Jake and there was something special about reading the brothers' stories unfold while keeping one eye on my own magnificent sons playing in our garden' The Unmumsy Mum
'Extremely funny, with real heart, depth and resonance' Daisy Buchanan
'Insightful, heartfelt and witty' Laura Jane Williams
'So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too' Jill Mansell
'Brilliant, funny and incisive' Stylist