A remarkable collection of short stories that embrace the breadth and depth of being a gay African-American, The Rest of Us approaches life from the angst of youth and first love to the familiarities of cruising and romancing later in life. The boys and men in Guy Mark Foster's tales refuse to be bound by the heavy chains of oppressive religion in the family household or racism encountered on campus. And this strength will be needed to face the passions stirring in their chests, their bedrooms, their lives. From the restlessness of "Lasius niger (The Black Ant)" to familiar discord in "Legacy" and the promise of love in "This Man and Me," Foster's is a voice that will resonate with readers. A finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best LGBT Debut Fiction!
"In the midst of the topics that make up Foster’s collection, the complex beauty of men loving men is very much present. Most times the romantic connection formed by the men steers the reader along an emotionally charged ride. The Rest of Us is affirmation that although our existence as gay men, more specifically African-American gay men, has been plagued with familial, religious, and racial strife, we still manage to love and exist on our own terms." -- Anthony Darden for Lambda Literary Foundation
About Guy Mark Foster
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Published February 2, 2013
by Tincture, imprint of Lethe Press.
Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Romance.