What Belongs to You

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SKU: 9781250117892 Category:
Author: Greenwell, Garth
Publication Date: 12/20/2016
Publisher: Picador USA
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book

Description

Greenwell, Garth
“On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation and tenderness can transform into violence. As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he’s forced to grapple with his own fraught history. There are unnerving similarities between the world of his Southern childhood and the foreign country he finds himself in, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko’s own narrative, his private history of illness, exploitation, and want.”