Lethe Press, Day 5 Giveaway: A Father for Lilja by Ryszard Merey
*** Congrats to ANGEL who won the giveaway! ***
To celebrate On Top Down Under Book Review’s 3rd blog-versary, Steve Berman and Lethe Press have kindly offered to give away a book a day during the entire month of October.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on the bottom of each post. If you receive a spam notification while commenting, no worries. We will see it and move it to the appropriate post.
Good luck to all who enter and make sure you check back daily to see the next giveaway.
Join us in sending a huge thank you to Steve and Lethe Press for the generosity in helping us celebrate our 3rd year!
A Father for Lilja by Ryszard Merey
Merey’s new novel, A Father for Lilja, offers a lyrical tale of gender identity and the complexities of family, both biological and chosen. At her summer home in Provence, Jain is infatuated with her cousin Viju, who returns the interest but distance soon separates the pair. As an adult, Jain finds love with Nine, a young man who bears a resemblance to Viju. But Nine has a lover, Emilio/Emilia, ambiguously gendered. Merey weaves a novel that encapsulates the passions of creativity, memory, and the reality of romance
A transgender book! Before Merey transitioned from FtM, Merey wrote a+e 4ever (http://www.lethepressbooks.com/store/p37/a_e_4ever%3A_a_Graphic_Novel.html) — we sold thousands of copies when it was an honoree for the Stonewall Award. This book is a challenging read but the payoff is there. If you’re interested in genderqueer topics, family dynamics, and creative writing, I recommend this book.
We have one copy of A Father for Lilja to give away. You may choose print or digital edition.