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The Magnificent Sons

The Magnificent Sons

Does exactly what it says on the tin: MAGNIFICENT. Funny, beautifully observed and moving‘ Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt

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.

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.

Praise for Justin Myers:


Tales Of The City for a new generation . . . The Magnificent Sons is an exceptional read, smart, touching, razor-sharp one-liners . . . I fell utterly in love with it’ John Marrs

‘Extremely funny, with real heart, depth and resonance’ Daisy Buchanan

‘Funny, smart, tart’ Russell T Davies

‘Insightful, heartfelt and witty’ Laura Jane Williams

‘So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too’ Jill Mansell

‘Wise, beautifully written and enormous fun’ Marina O’Loughlin

‘Brilliant, funny and incisive’ Stylist
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 28th May 2020

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9780349416946

Reviews

Does exactly what it says on the tin: MAGNIFICENT. Funny, beautifully observed and moving
Adam Kay, bestselling author of <i>This is Going to Hurt</i>
Tales Of The City for a new generation . . . I fell hard and fast for this and wasn't ready for it to end. It's an exceptional read, smart, touching, razor-sharp one-liners, a joyous, gorgeous, life-affirming read with characters that burst from the page yet remain believable. I fell utterly in love with it
John Marrs
The Magnificent Sons is a witty, warm and wonderful novel. It has a terrific cast of characters, some really rich relationships, and offers a fascinating insight into both bisexuality and sibling rivalry. As ever, Justin Myers is as sharp as a stiletto and had me laughing like a particularly filthy drain
Matt Cain
This really is a touching, witty book. Myers cements his reputation for wry insights into modern sexuality
Gareth Rubin