Rainbow Milk

by Paul Mendez

£8.99


Reserve a copy

×

Reserve a copy

Reserve a copy of Rainbow Milk for collection at the Owl Bookshop. If you provide your email address below, we will contact you when this item is ready for collection. For delivery by post add the address to the order notes and we will be in touch to arrange payment.

Fiction

Paperback

Published by Dialogue Books

Published February 2021

8.99 Owl loyalty points

‘When did you last read a novel about a young, black, gay, Jehovah Witness man from Wolverhampton who flees his community to make his way in London as a prostitute? This might be a debut, but Mendez is an exciting, accomplished and daring storyteller with a great ear for dialogue. Graphic Erotica Alert! Don’t read this book if you like your fiction cosy and middle-of-the-road’ Bernardine Evaristo.

In the Black Country in the 1950s, ex-boxer Norman Alonso is a determined and humble Jamaican who has moved to Britain with his wife to secure a brighter future for themselves and their children. Blighted with unexpected illness and racism, Norman and his family are resilient in the face of such hostilities, but are all too aware that they will need more than just hope to survive.

At the turn of the millennium, Jesse seeks a fresh start in London – escaping from a broken immediate family, a repressive religious community and the desolate, disempowered Black Country – but finds himself at a loss for a new centre of gravity, and turns to sex work to create new notions of love, fatherhood and spirituality.

 

 

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman | 9780241988268

The Thursday Murder Club

Richard Osman

£8.99

Utopia Avenue by David Mitchell | 9781444799477

Utopia Avenue

David Mitchell

£8.99

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett | 9780349701479

The Vanishing Half

Brit Bennett

£8.99

In Memory of Memory by Maria Stepanova & Sasha Dugdale | 9781913097530

In Memory of Memory

Maria Stepanova & Sasha Dugdale

£14.99

The Employees : A workplace novel of the 22nd century by Olga Ravn & Martin Aitken | 9781999992880

The Employees : A workplace novel of the 22nd century

Olga Ravn & Martin Aitken

£12.99

When We Cease to Understand the World by Benjamin Labatut & Adrian Nathan West | 9781782276142

When We Cease to Understand the World

Benjamin Labatut & Adrian Nathan West

£8.99