- Author: Erastes
- Publisher: Cheyenne Publishing
- Year: 2011
- Setting: England
- Amazon Listing: Junction X (released Nov 2011)
Edward Johnson--to the observer--looks like he has everything: Great job, wonderful wife, fabulous house. But he's always known that something isn't quite right with his life, and his marriage. On odd occasions he "fools around" with his best friend, but that's nothing...right?
Then one day, it all makes sense. One day he falls in love--for the very first time--with the 18 year old son of the people next door.
And Edward's perfect suburban life falls apart.
"Both a haunting tale of sexual obsession and a stunning portrait of an ordinary man caught up in the throes of an illicit love and teetering on the brink of self-destruction, told with pinpoint psychological insight and mouth-watering prose, this is a splendid example of the storyteller's art, reminiscent of James Baldwin."
Victor J. Banis, author of The Man from C.A.M.P.
"Erastes has taken an unmentionable subject and faced at it head on and seen beauty where blandness existed before. An amazing job, Erastes, you sure have a definite winner here!"
Mykola Dementiuk, author of Holy Communion
"A man desperately trying to derail the train on which his life rides — an anguishing and gripping account of latent self-discovery and a consequential adolescent infatuation in an age of judging eyes. At times endearing and romantic, embarrassing and cruel, Erastes has masterfully written another true-to-life novel steeped with hope and despair."
Erik Orrantia, author of Normal Miguel
"An amazing emotional read about the passion a repressed married man feels for the next door neighbor's son in 1962 London and its consequences. Not romance--just pure artistry and bona fide literature. Highly recommended."-- Rick R Reed, "the Stephen King of gay horror."