Real Life




      Real Life
A novel of startling intimacy, violence, and mercy among friends in a Midwestern university town, from an electric new voice A novel of rare emotional power that excavates the social intricacies of a late summer weekend and a lifetime of buried pain Almost everything about Wallace, an introverted African American transplant from Alabama, is at odds with the lakeside Midwestern university town where he is working toward a biochem degree For reasons of self preservation, Wallace has enforced a wary distance even within his own circle of friends some dating each other, some dating women, some feigning straightness But a series of confrontations with colleagues, and an unexpected encounter with a young straight man, conspire to fracture his defenses, while revealing hidden currents of resentment and desire that threaten the equilibrium of their community Real Life is a gut punch of a novel, a story that asks if it s ever really possible to overcome our private wounds and buried histories and at what cost. Free Download Real Life author Brandon Taylor For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Brandon Taylor is the senior editor of Electric Literature s Recommended Reading and a staff writer at Literary Hub His writing has received fellowships from Lambda Literary Foundation, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Tin House Summer Writer s Workshop He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Iowa, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow at the Iowa Writers Workshop in fiction.

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  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • Real Life
  • Brandon Taylor
  • English
  • 26 November 2019
  • 0525538887

10 thoughts on “ Real Life

  1. Roxane says:

    There is writing so exceptional, so intricately crafted that it demands reverence The intimate prose of Brandon Taylor s exquisite debut novel Real Life offers exactly that kind of writing He writes so powerfully about so many things the perils of graduate education, blackness in a predominantly white setting, loneliness, desire, trauma, need Wallace, the man at the center of this novel, is written with such nuance and tenderness and complexity He is closed unto himself but wanting to open There is writing so exceptional, so intricately crafted that it demands reverence The intimate prose of Brandon Taylor s exqui...

  2. Paris (parisperusing) says:

    Brandon Taylor s Real Life is indisputably one of the best novels of our generation, and I say this because it is true Do you know how wonderful it feels to be represented as a gay black man and by one of our own Next to living, it is precisely the most euphoric feeling in the world, and so it is with immense joy that I could be one of this book s earliest champions Because when it comes to realizing the anxieties and nuances of our humanity, Taylor has given life to a character gay Brandon Taylor s Real Life is indisputably one of the best novels of our generation, and I say this because it is true Do you know how ...

  3. Garrard Conley says:

    Such a great combination of humor and seriousness, w surprising insights on intimacy I ll be thinking about this one for a long time There s also a breathless chapter I don t think I ll ever stop thinking about An amazing debut.

  4. Dominic says:

    I tend to get a little personal in my book reviews, considering reading is a highly personal act for me I typically read not for escape but for self illumination But when books like the upcoming novel by Brandon Taylor, Real Life books so in tune with how I live and fear and love come along, I almost freeze up to talk about it.My immediate response when I started reading was that Taylor writes amazing dialogue between men The restraint, often amid great emotional feeling, of many of the I tend to get a little personal in my book reviews, considering reading is a highly personal act for me I typica...

  5. Jonathan says:

    Real Life was an unmerciful novel that tore down the walls of the fiction we have all come to know and love Brandon Taylor manages to navigate pinpoint dialogue in the way only Rachel Cusk can currently do, and also descriptively break you by constant heartache and feelings towards his protagonist reminiscent of Toni Morrison and James Baldwin A feverish novel that literally takes place over three days but managed to open my eyes to a lifetime of misfortunes and unheralded simple everyday Real Life was an unmerciful novel that tore down the walls of the fiction we have all come to know and love Brandon Taylor manages to navigate pin...

  6. Allison says:

    PERFECT BOOK REAL LIFE was my most anticipated novel of 2020 I feel like I ve been reading Brandon Taylor s work forever, and remember clearly the day on Twitter when he got into Iowa This debut novel exceeded my expectations It s a stunner.REAL LIFE follows Wallace, an introverted biology grad student in the Midwest, a Southern...

  7. The Artisan Geek says:

    30 11 19A sincere thank you to Riverhead Books for gifting me a copy of Real Life You can find me onYoutube Instagram Twitter Tumblr Website

  8. Sarah says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Opinions are my own.This debut novel is a gift to the world of novels It is so quietly stirring that you won t know what hit you by the end Following an introverted PhD candidate named Wallace in close third person, Taylor skillfully weaves a story of friendship and superficiality, the subtle and ubiquitous ways in which white supremacy plays out in a white dominant Midwestern friend group, queer love and queer infatuation I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review Opinions are my own.This debut novel is a gift to the world of novels It is so quietly stirring that you won t know what hit you by the end Following an introverted PhD candidate named Wallace in close third person, Taylor skillfully weaves a story of friendship and superficiality, the subtle and ubiquitous ways in which white supremacy play...

  9. Vincent Scarpa says:

    This too could be his life, Wallace thinks This thing with Miller, eating fish in the middle of the night, watching the gray air of the night sky over the roof next door This could be their life together, each moment shared, passed back and forth between each other to alleviate the pressure, the awful pressure of having to hold on to time for oneself This is perhaps why people get together in the fi...

  10. Monet says:

    I read this book as a first draft and just finished the ARC What strikes me between those two pieces of work is the way BT has shaved down the language to the sharpest most poignant themes There s no getting away from the harsh truths in this novel cruelty, feigned...

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