Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva + #Giveaway + Playlist


Hold My Hand by Michael Barakiva
Published in America by Straus and Giroux today, the 21st May 2019.

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Alek Khederian thinks about his life B.E. and A.E.: Before Ethan and After Ethan. Before Ethan, Alek was just an average Armenian-American kid with a mess of curly dark hair, grades not nearly good enough for his parents, and no idea of who he was or what he wanted. After he got together with Ethan, Alek was a new man. Stylish. Confident. (And even if he wasn't quite marching in LGBTQ parades), Gay and Out and Proud.

With their six-month anniversary coming up, Alek and Ethan want to do something special to celebrate. Like, really special. Like, the most special thing two people in love can do with one another. But Alek's not sure he's ready for that. And then he learns something about Ethan that may not just change their relationship, but end it. Alek can't bear the thought of finding out who he'd be P.E.: Post-Ethan. But he also can't forgive or forget what Ethan did. Luckily, his best friend Becky and madcap Armenian family are there to help him figure out whether it's time to just let Ethan go, or reach out and hold his hand.

Hold My Hand is a funny, smart, relatable take on the joy and challenges of teenage love, the boundaries of forgiveness, and what it really means to be honest.


Seventeen by Troye Sivan
Lovely 2 C U by Goldfrapp
Sour Times by Portishead
Under Pressure by Queen (since The Magicians version from S03E09 isn’t available)
Do I Disappoint You by Rufus Wainwright
Cry When You Get Older by Robyn
I’d Rather Be Blue by Barbara Streisand
Focus by Leo Kalyan 
Supercut by Lorde
Hold My Hand by Brandy Clark
There’s More to Love by The Communards

Meet the Author 

Michael Barakiva, author of One Man Guy, is a theater director and writer of Armenian/Israeli descent who lives in Manhattan with his husband, Rafael. He is a graduate of Vassar College and the Juilliard School, an avid cook and board-game player, and a soccer player with the New York Ramblers.

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And now it's time for the Giveaway!

The prize is a print copy of Hold My Hand.
Open Internationally until the 30th May.

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