The Magnificent Sons
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The Magnificent Sons

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'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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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 138 x 222mm
  • PIATKUS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0349425515
  • 9780349425511
  • 1,137,250

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

Justin Myers is a writer from Shipley, Yorkshire, who now lives in London. After years working in journalism, he began his popular blog The Guyliner in 2010. Justin spent five years writing dating and relationship advice for Gay Times, before joining British GQ as a weekly columnist in 2016. His work has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, The i, Sunday Times Style and the Irish Times. His debut novel, The Last Romeo, was published in 2018, and a second, The Magnificent Sons, is out May 2020.
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