Winner of the 2017 crook's corner book prize
an ala stonewall honor book
It’s a quiet winter day in the shop when Wendell first sees Frank, a young World War II vet returned to their Southern town. The wary love that develops between them is forbidden in this time and place, but by cutting ties with the outside world, they make a home for themselves on the far edge of town. Wendell cooks, Frank tends the garden and tries to keep the dog from digging it up. But when old age sets in and Frank’s strength and memory start to deteriorate, the two of them must confront the sacrifices they’ve made—the lives they never had and the one they’ll fight to keep.
Semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award
Finalist for the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Award
Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction
Longlisted for the PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction