Bruiser by Richard House

Bruiser

Richard House

An inter-generational gay love story between a 17-year-old American boxer and a fortyish Englishman. Curiously uplifting.

Extract

Adarian sleeps with his back to me, strangely indifferent, his head resting on my arm. My lower back starts to ache, and I try not to shift around, try not to disturb him. The room is cold, and I draw the blankets over us. He flinches as my hand brushes his shoulder.

Parallels
  • Into the World We're Thrown by Mark Kendrick
  • Metes and Bounds by Jay Quinn

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