The Magnificent Sons written by Justin Myers, publisher Piatkus, is available in ebook and audiobook format from 28th May 2020.
Two brothers. Two different journeys. The same hope of a magnificent future.
Jake D’Arcy has spent most of his twenty-nine years trying to get his life just right. He’s nearly there: great girlfriend, great friends, stable job. A distant relationship with his boisterous family – which is exactly the way he wants it. So why does everything feel so wrong?
When his popular, irritatingly confident teenage 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 begins a journey that will destroy his relationship with girlfriend Amelia, challenge his closest friendships, and force him to face up to the distance between him and his family – but offers new friends, fewer inhibitions, and a glimpse of the magnificent life he never thought could be his.
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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour celebrating and promoting the launch of Justin Myers latest novel: The Magnificent Sons.
The Magnificent Sons is the second novel by Justin Myers, aka The Guyliner, author of The Last Romeo. Please check out my review for Justin’s debut novel here
The Magnificent Sons is Justin Myers second novel and I’ve found his writing style to be raw, honest, he’s not afraid to show the storyline’s true colours but I’ve also found it to be endearing and filled with likeable characters. Characters that are blessed with everyday situations and have to face many hurdles and this is what real life is all about. Facing our fears, our emotions and our thoughts.
This is the story of two brothers who on the outside appear very different but were it counts, on the inside, they are the same. They want to be loved, understood and feel welcomed for who they are. This story is about Jake and Trick but it could be about any number of siblings all over the world.
Jake the eldest of the brothers has always shied away from drama, conflict or someone making a spectacle of themselves so when his younger brother Trick comes out on his 17th birthday Jake dismisses it as Trick’s show, again! The whole family has known about Trick’s sexuality for a long time but when Jakes starts to question his own his family are dumbfounded and Jake questions whether it’s easier to just ‘be normal’.
This was a compelling read of a young man questioning his feelings but it’s also a family learning to listen, to understand, to accept and to talk to each other again.
About the Author
JUSTIN MYERS is a writer and editor from Shipley, Yorkshire, who now lives in London. After years working in journalism, he began his popular, anonymous dating blog The Guyliner in 2010. Justin spent five years writing dating and relationship advice for Gay Times, before joining British GQ as a weekly columnist in 2016. His work has appeared in a number of publications including the Guardian, the Sunday Times’ Style, Grazia and the Irish Times. His debut novel, The Last Romeo, was published in 2018, and a second, The Magnificent Sons, is out May 2020.