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Note - this has gone out of print locally and the new edition from the UK will not arrive until August 2020. 

. Longlisted for the National Book Award in Fiction

 • A Finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

 • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice 

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation, and tenderness can transform into violence. As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he’s forced to grapple with his own fraught history, the world of his southern childhood where to be queer was to be a pariah. There are unnerving similarities between his past and the foreign country he finds himself in, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko’s own narrative, his private history of illness, exploitation, and want.

''What Belongs to You'' is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences. With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Garth Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love. This novel has been getting rave reviews, and now you can find out why!

Author: Garth Greenwell.

Paperback, 194 Pages, Orig. Publ. 2016, This Edition Published January 2017

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