Prize-winning writer Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel explores the complexities of contemporary queer love.
On her fiftieth birthday, crazy-in-love Ajax visits her mercurial lover Logan, who trails their tarnished reputation like a lapsed halo. Logan has secrets, but so does Ajax, and during their weekend getaway to Ontario's cottage country, some of these secrets will prove explosive.
In the next cottage, long-term couple Joe and Elliot are having their own challenges as the parents of a newborn baby girl. Joe isn't sure if Elliot loves her or even if Elliot wanted a baby at all. Can she make it through a weekend feeling as she does, let alone the rest of her life?
Jane Eaton Hamilton's ninth book is an intimate, sexy queer romance. Weekend is a bold and heartbreaking consideration of the true nature of love at the cusp of middle age? about trust, negotiation, and what's worth keeping in the end.
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the author of eight previous books. Her memoir Mondays are Yellow, Sundays are Grey was a Sunday Times bestseller, and her story collection Hunger was a Ferro Grumley Award finalist. Her work has been published in the New York Times and Salon.
In Weekend, Jane Eaton Hamilton gives us an astonishingly tender queer exploration of gender, race, class, ability, love, family, sexuality, sex, and kink that is also a damn fine story. Captivating, sexy, heartbreaking. ?Sassafras Lowrey, author of Lost Boi - Sassafras Lowrey
Weekend is a queer, crip reimagining of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Tender and raw, with smoldering sex scenes and intimate arguments that leave bruises, Jane Eaton Hamilton exposes the exquisite vulnerabilities of her characters with empathy and insight. That's the beauty of Weekend, how it illuminates universal themes but changes them, too, revealing how life on the fringes makes "what we talk about when we talk about love" a riskier and more terrifying proposition. ?Karrie Higgins, author of "Strange Flowers" - Karrie Higgins
Weekend is both a sexy romp and tender exploration of vulnerability. ?Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People - Zoe Whittall
Hamilton's writing is propulsive, and the story moves at an effortless pace as it explores a multitude of sexualities and identities, as well as the difficulties and even explosive outcomes of navigating them while remaining faithful to and honest with one's partner or partners. ?Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Weekend is a tour de force, an account of two same-sex couples in crisis, a tender meditation on the nature of love, desire, betrayal, mortality and reconciliation ... This is a remarkable book. ?Vancouver Sun - Vancouver Sun
Stunningly beautiful ... This is a book I have been waiting to read. It is a book I enjoyed every single minute of reading. It is a book I want to share with everyone. I commend Weekend. This is a story of how we live our queer lesbian lives now. Do not miss it. ?Curve - Curve
What I like about Weekend is how it depicts sex as part of everyday life and acknowledges queer women and non-binary people as sexual beings without hypersexualizing them. ?The Globe and Mail - The Globe and Mail
A riveting, frank, nuanced exploration of adult sexuality and love. ?Huffington Post - Huffington Post
Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel is sexy and far-seeing, and it offers many surprises ... she engages the complexity of her subjects with a sure hand. Gay and Lesbian Review - Gay and Lesbian Review
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