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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Snow on Spirit Bridge by Freddy MacKay

Snow on Spirit Bridge by Freddy MacKay
Gay Fantasy
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First edition (January 4, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1505413818
ISBN-13: 978-1505413816
Amazon: Snow on Spirit Bridge
Amazon Kindle: Snow on Spirit Bridge

Alone in Japan, Finni is struggling against the constant distrust, avoidance, and xenophobia he experiences every day. He misses home. He misses his family. Nightmares come all too frequently because of the stress, and well, Christmas is just not Christmas in Japan. Not how he understands it.

Distressed by how miserable Finni is, his roommate, Mamoru, offers to be Finni's family for Christmas. Little does he know how much one agreement would change everything between them, because both of them kept secrets neither ever dreamed were true.

“Snow on a Spirit Bridge” was a story with a big heart and unexpected twists of fate. Its multicultural take on various kinds of paranormal gives both the story and the setting a special kind of richness. The plot took an unexpected turn by incorporating two subsidiary characters, who were integral to the developing relationship of the main characters. The writing style matures after the first two chapters to a point where the writing is invisible, and the reader is left in a well-woven tapestry of the storyteller’s world and its heroes.

As I read this story, I could picture it as a manga in my head.  Nicely done!

A lovely different Christmas story. I really enjoyed this start to finish.

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