Yes, Daddy by Jonathan Parks-Ramage
.ePUB, 254 pages
Expected Publication: May 18th 2021 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
About the Book:
Jonah Keller moved to New York City with dreams of becoming a successful playwright, but, for the time being, lives in a rundown sublet in Bushwick, working extra hours at a restaurant only to barely make rent. When he stumbles upon a photo of Richard Shriver—the glamorous Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and quite possibly the stepping stone to the fame he craves—Jonah orchestrates their meeting. The two begin a hungry, passionate affair. When summer arrives, Richard invites his young lover for a spell at his sprawling estate in the Hamptons. A tall iron fence surrounds the idyllic compound where Richard and a few of his close artist friends entertain, have lavish dinners, and—Jonah can’t help but notice—employ a waitstaff of young, attractive gay men, many of whom sport ugly bruises. Soon, Jonah is cast out of Richard’s good graces and a sinister underlay begins to emerge. As a series of transgressions lead inexorably to a violent climax, Jonah hurtles toward a decisive revenge that will shape the rest of his life.
I'm speechless. I mean this book literally had me non-stop reading. The subject matter is gut retching and raw and real and human. I was either near tears or was feeling ready to throat punch someone the whole time I was reading it.
It was SO refreshing having a #metoo type of book from the male point of view. The story was very suspenseful and had me enthralled the entire time. There are some triggers here so proceed with caution, but if you are broad of mind and hard of stomach I think you'll enjoy reading this literary masterpiece. All. The. Stars.
I want to thank my GR buddy, Kelly for her review of this book. I knew from reading it that I too would devour this one in one sitting. Thanks Girlfriend, And you were right, I am a tough cookie. 😉
Thank you NetGalley, Jonathan Parks-Ramage and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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