By R Dean Johnson
“Johnson's stories of latest male rituals and dating politics by no means fail to dazzle with their readability, nuance, and peril, coiled and ready to strike."
—Wilton Barnhardt, big apple instances bestselling writer of Lookaway, Lookaway.
“Delicate males takes a troublesome examine males stuck in that land among the following and there, males at the flow, males at the verge of what comes subsequent. The writing is bound, and the tales ring actual with genuinely-earned wisdom.”
—Lee Martin, Pulitzer Prize Finalist writer of the brilliant Forever
“What’s so compelling approximately R Dean Johnson’s soft males is the startling revelation that the anxieties and insecurities of our youth—the ones we're sure we'll outgrow—actually hang-out us into adulthood. Johnson seeks out the strain issues in various masculine narratives and shapes a fancy portrait of male identification, during which vulnerability begets energy, the place wish by no means will get much less awkward, and adults nonetheless stand foolishly by means of playground principles: ‘It’s a boy’s video game, yet you need to be a guy to play it.’ Sensitively rendered, gentle males is sincere and poignant storytelling.”
—Rigoberto González, writer of Autobiography of My Hungers
“These soft males with their still-soft hearts make their approach via machismo and disillusionment, armed with maps of Brugge or nightly assistance from valet jobs or white-collar plans for the longer term, yet their delicacy threatens to ruin the joys. R Dean Johnson has given us this candy reward of excellent males at the verge of indelicacy. What you’ll take note most—besides the storytelling finesse—is how Johnson renders the fragile or fragile area among innocence and culpability.”
—Jennifer Spiegel, writer of affection Slave and The Freak Chronicles
“The males in smooth males are soft males, definite, within the now-fashionable crisis-of-masculinity feel, yet also they are vagabonds and romantics and now and then profoundly indelicate males, their indelicateness uncovered for the entire global to work out, and we (the global) are larger for having obvious them throughout the gentle prism of those mischievous tales through R Dean Johnson.”
–Jeff Parker, writer of Ovenman and the place Bears Roam the Streets
"R Dean Johnson's stories of up to date male rituals and courting politics by no means fail to dazzle with their readability, nuance, and peril, coiled and ready to strike. it is a minefield available in the market, the place love and occupation watch for, and Johnson's heroes try and stroll competently via all of it, armed purely with their hard-won insights and strong yet fallible hearts. A perfect assortment via any measure."
—Wilton Barnhardt, long island occasions bestselling writer of Lookaway, Lookaway.
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