The Magnificent Sons

The Magnificent Sons

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/08/2020
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The Magnificent Sons
Magnificent
Seeing how Adam Kay was endorsing this, I had to get my hands on it. I haven’t read any of Justin Myers books before, but after this I’m definitely keeping... READ MORE
Marcy at Cardiff

Synopsis

'Funny, beautifully observed and moving' Adam Kay
'Tales Of The City for a new generation . . . smart, touching, razor-sharp one-liners, a life-affirming read . . . I fell utterly in love with it' John Marrs

'Funny, kind, insightful book, about those who get left behind' Russell T Davies

Two brothers. Two different journeys. The same hope of a magnificent future.

At twenty-nine, Jake D'Arcy has finally got his life just right. Job with prospects: check. Steady girlfriend: check. Keeping his exhausting, boisterous family at bay: check. So why isn't he happier?

When his confident, much-adored younger brother Trick comes out as gay to a rapturous response, Jake realises he has questions about his own repressed bisexuality, and that he can't wait any longer to find his answers.

As Trick begins to struggle with navigating the murky waters of adult relationships, Jake must confront himself and those closest to him. He's beginning to believe his own life could be magnificent, if he can be brave enough to make it happen . . .

'Just wonderful. Warm, funny and believable, with characters you feel you know. And with, as ever, some enviably KILLER lines' Marina O'Loughlin

'MAGNIFICENT. It's all about the complicated issues of families and sexuality, the writing is pacy, smart and funny, and the storytelling is first-rate' Adam Kay, bestselling author of This is Going to Hurt

'With razor sharp observation, this coming of age story is full of heart' Sunday Mirror

'Raw and honest, more complex and real than most coming out stories' The i Paper

'Original, compelling, touching and funny' Francesca Hornak, author of Seven Days of Us

'A funny, keenly observed tale about relationships and identity' Red Magazine

'Brilliant. I fell in love with Jake and there was something special about reading the brothers' stories unfold while keeping one eye on my own magnificent sons playing in our garden' The Unmumsy Mum

'Really funny, really moving, really sweet, a really great read . . . I tore through it . . . Love it!' Lindsey Kelk

'The Magnificent Sons is a compelling story that explores the intricacies of family and sexuality, while being entertaining and amusing; pick yourself a sunny afternoon and devour it!' Is That You Darling

'Justin Myers (AKA The Guyliner) brings his signature wit and empathy to this portrait of a larger-than-life family at a crossroads. It sparkles with humour' Isabel Costello

More praise for Justin Myers:

'Extremely funny, with real heart, depth and resonance' Daisy Buchanan

'Insightful, heartfelt and witty' Laura Jane Williams

'So funny and sharp, yet tender and emotional too' Jill Mansell

'Brilliant, funny and incisive' Stylist

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349425511
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 456g
  • Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 38 mm

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The Magnificent Sons
Funny and Affecting in Equal Measure
“The MTZ Christmas party was the only thing Jake never had to fight for budget to pay for – no way would the directors miss out on a chance to throw back P... READ MORE
victoria sadler
The Magnificent Sons
A smart, thoughtful and very funny exploration of sexuality and identity
The Magnificent Sons is a smart, thoughtful and very funny exploration of sexuality and identity, told through the perspective of the D’Arcy family, and mo... READ MORE
Joseph Thomas
The Magnificent Sons
Magnificent Sons
Two brothers, 10 years (or so) apart, come into terms with their sexualities and the relationships with their family. It might be a simple idea, but someho... READ MORE
Dabarai
The Magnificent Sons
Brilliant
Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook. I love Justin Myers writing,, his first novel was a joy and his blog is al... READ MORE
Jane Pennington
The Magnificent Sons
Funny, moving and thought provoking
‘The Magnificent Sons’ is funny, moving and thought provoking. I was excited to read this book and it didn’t let me down! There are so many things I loved... READ MORE
Eleanor Smith
The Magnificent Sons
Magnificent
ARC provided by Little Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Magnificent Sons by Justin Myers is an amazing novel about ... READ MORE
Gabriele QueerBookdom
The Magnificent Sons
Light and engaging
An enjoyable rom-com that has Jake, our main protagonist, coming to terms with his bisexuality as he nears his 30th birthday. With a large cast of characte... READ MORE
Alan M
The Magnificent Sons
A fabulous book, brilliantly written.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and Netgalley for a free ARC of this ebook. I love Justin Myers writing,, his first novel was a joy and his blog is a... READ MORE
Jane Pennington
The Magnificent Sons
Fresh! Astounding!
ARC provided by Little Brown Book Group UK via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The Magnificent Sons by Justin Myers is an amazing novel about ... READ MORE
Gabriele QueerBookdom
The Magnificent Sons
The Magnificent Sons
I really enjoyed The Last Romeo when I read it a couple of years ago so I was quite excited to get my hands on this book. Excited and a little anxious that... READ MORE
Ashrae
The Magnificent Sons
A compelling story that explores the intricacies of family and sexuality
I received The Magnificent Sons for free via Netgalley in exchange for a review. I raced through The Magnificent Sons during a particularly sunny locked-d... READ MORE
Jane Lambert
The Magnificent Sons
Something Magnificent
The Magnificent Sons I began this book with a slightly skeptical view, which was solely due to one of the tag lines, referring to it as ‘ Tales of the Cit... READ MORE
Marc Forrest-Thomas
The Magnificent Sons
Lively and engaging book about sexuality, love and family
I really love funny books and Adam Kay (who endorsed this book) so I thought this was definitely worth a try. I am certainly glad I did. Jake is edging t... READ MORE
Kate Baty
The Magnificent Sons
Life affirming
A life-affirming book with a heart of gold -the trials and tribulations of Jake as he tries to navigate life after coming out as bisexual. What makes this ... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
The Magnificent Sons
can you leave it too late to come out?
Jake is pushing thirty and is bisexual, but he doesn't know it yet. He is the quiet sensitive one in a family of show-offs, and he's never felt happy in hi... READ MORE
Rachel Harris
The Magnificent Sons
Witty and Touching
I really enjoyed Myers’ debut, The Last Romeo, so I was really looking forward to reading The Magnificent Sons and it didn’t disappoint in any way! The sto... READ MORE
Christine Wallace
The Magnificent Sons
The Magnificent Sons
Two brothers, 10 years (or so) apart, come into terms with their sexualities and the relationships with their family. It might be a simple idea, but someho... READ MORE
Dabarai
The Magnificent Sons
Such a well-written and utterly compelling book!
Myers blends the drama with a side of comedy to excellent effect. It's the story of 29 year old Jake D'Arcy who seems settled in his life in every aspect, ... READ MORE
Charlotte Harrison

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