1) Unusual, intriguing, very different style and narrative; beautiful in all its shadows.
2) This book feels more like gay lit than true romance – the arc is strongly related to the setting, as it relates to the development of the main character who is genderfluid, or perhaps M2F. There is a fascinating historical feel, a very interesting psychology, and some delving into the mind of a character with more than their share of questions and demons. There is a love story here, but the romantic element does not feel like the focus. Recommended for those who like something different and particularly appreciate a focus on character thoughts and personal changes.
A Decade of Visions by Cameron Ramses
Gay Historical Romance
Paperback: 414 pages
Publisher: NineStar Press (August 16, 2016)
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Born to a single mother in Dust Bowl-era Nebraska, Roy Manger learns to deny his true self from an early age. The rural Midwest is no place for a boy who wears girls’ clothes for fun—let alone for one who suffers gruesome hallucinations. It is only when he leaves home that he can embrace his true identity, spending his days as Roy and his nights as Raina, working as an escort in a ritzy Chicago bordello. But after a run-in with the law, Roy is torn between extremes: to live as a man or as a woman; to ignore his grief or struggle to accept it; to suppress his visions or seek to understand them. With the support of Woodrow, a convict with a murky past, Roy will have to come to terms with the fact that, in life, all of the greatest joys must come from within—and the greatest dangers, too.
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