Weekend by Jane Eaton Hamilton
Two queer couples, one summer weekend: a searing novel of longing and regret.
In this intimate, sexy novel, two queer couples living next door to each other over a summer in cottage country find each of their relationships at a crossroads.
One woman celebrates her 50th birthday, which causes her to reconsider what she wants out of life and her partner; the other couple -a recently out woman and her transmasc partner- are the parents of a new baby, which cannot conceal the turmoil of their relationship.
Weekend is a plaintive, moving exploration of the true nature of love; about trust, negotiation and what's worth keeping in the end.
"In Weekend, Jane Eaton Hamilton gives us an astonishingly tender queer exploration of gender, race, class, ability, love, family, sexuality, sex, and kink that is also a damn fine story. Weekend is captivating as it reveals a complicated interwoven story of not just two queer couples, but the four individuals, as they each grapple with desire, community, boundaries, commitment, polyamory, loss, love, lust, queer marriage and parenthood. Weekend is a story of contemporary queer relationships in all of their complexity, and is as sexy as it is heartbreaking." -- Sassafras Lowrey, author of Lost Boi
Paperback / 160 pages