Book: The Duplex
Author: Lucky Stevens
Genre: Historical LGBT Fiction
Find It: Amazon
THE DUPLEX is a thrilling tale, set in 1950s L.A., of four gay friends who hatch a daring scheme to live life on their own terms, during a time of systemic governmental persecution.
Los Angeles, 1956. Shangri-La. Palm trees, swimming pools, movie stars. And if you’re gay—persecution. In a society that demands conformity and lockstep conventionality, gay people find out quickly and the hard way, how difficult, dangerous and downright terrifying it is to be different.
So, when the constant fear of arrests, evictions, job loss and ridicule become too much, four gay friends and lovers pull together to hatch an ingenious scheme designed to allow them to live freely, without harassment.
But their secret plan is not without its flaws. Internal struggles and personality conflicts conspire to make their situation harder and more life-altering than any of them could have predicted, leading to valuable and universal lessons about the high cost of blending in—or not.
The Duplex is whimsical, fast paced, and filled with witty banter that made me constantly smile throughout the book.
The characters confront their beliefs and upbringing and what it is they really want for their lives while refusing to compromise in regards to societal expectations.
It was refreshing to read about characters that were not only different in their lifestyles but courageous enough to live their lives being true to themselves.
Lucky Stevens will be raffling off a $40 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card during the tour.
About the Author
Lucky Stevens lives, works and plays in exotic North America. He has written three novels. He was also a finalist in a nationwide screenplay writing contest. He was inspired to write The Duplex because he wanted to tackle a subject that grappled with universal themes in a creative and exciting way.
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