This weekend marks our annual Pride parade here in Toronto — time to let loose, party hard, and coat yourself in glitter. To help you celebrate we’re offering two of our favourite books with LGBTQ themes at a steep discount — some reading material for that recovery time you’ll need on the couch during your post-parade fun hangover.
Holding Still for as Long as Possible
by Zoe Whittall
Winner of the 2011 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction, Holding Still for as Long as Possible offers a dazzling portrait of the post-9/11 generation as Billy, Josh, and Amy wrestle with their tangled love lives in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. This extraordinary novel from one of Canada’s finest young writers is “unputdownable,” says the Globe and Mail.
The Water Rat of Wanchai
An Ava Lee Novel by Ian Hamilton
In the first book in this hit crime fiction series from Ian Hamilton, butt-kicking lesbian heroine Ava Lee is a forensic account on the hunt for a missing $5 million. Ava’s journey takes her from Toronto to Seattle to Hong Kong, Bangkok, Guyana, and the British Virgin Islands, where along the way she uncovers the dark machinations of the global shadow economy.
Not a fan of eBooks? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered — head to our website to buy Holding Still for as Long as Possible and get The Water Rat of Wanchai for 50% off as part of our Beach Blanket BOGO sale!