Glitterland by Alexis Hall

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The juxtaposition of unlikable Ash’s literary and intellectual viewpoints with Darian’s superficial lifestyle...is cleverly used to spotlight the propagation of relationship stereotypes, but the unlikely and unexpectedly charming pairing of Darian and Ash, and the resultant drama of their worlds colliding...
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Finalist: Best Gay Romance in the 26th Annual Lambda Literary Awards!

The universe is a glitterball I hold in the palm of my hand.

Once the golden boy of the English literary scene, now a clinically depressed writer of pulp crime fiction, Ash Winters has given up on love, hope, happiness, and — most of all — himself. He lives his life between the cycles of his illness, haunted by the ghosts of other people’s expectations.

Then a chance encounter at a stag party throws him into the arms of Essex boy Darian Taylor, an aspiring model who lives in a world of hair gel, fake tans, and fashion shows. By his own admission, Darian isn’t the crispest lettuce in the fridge, but he cooks a mean cottage pie and makes Ash laugh, reminding him of what it’s like to step beyond the boundaries of anxiety.

But Ash has been living in his own shadow for so long that he can’t see past the glitter to the light. Can a man who doesn’t trust himself ever trust in happiness? And how can a man who doesn’t believe in happiness ever fight for his own?

Word count: 62,800; page count: 251
 

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Published August 24, 2013 by Riptide Publishing. 228 pages
Genres: Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Jul 15 2013

The juxtaposition of unlikable Ash’s literary and intellectual viewpoints with Darian’s superficial lifestyle...is cleverly used to spotlight the propagation of relationship stereotypes, but the unlikely and unexpectedly charming pairing of Darian and Ash, and the resultant drama of their worlds colliding...

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All About Romance

Good
Reviewed by Dabney Grinnan on Aug 28 2013

Glitterland held my attention from the first scene to the last. It gets a slightly awed A- from me.

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