The Brothers Bishop

The Brothers Bishop

eBook - 2006
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Tommy and Nathan Bishop are as different as two brothers can be. Carefree and careless, Tommy is the golden boy who takes men into his bed with a seductive smile and turns them out just as quickly. No one can resist him?and no one can control him, either. That salient point certainly isn't lost on his brother. Nathan is all about control. At thirty-one, he is as dark and complicated as Tommy is light and easy, and he is bitter beyond his years. While Tommy left for the excitement of New York City, Nathan has stayed behind, teaching high school English in their provincial hometown, surrounded by the reminders of their ruined family history and the legacy of anger that runs through him like a scar. Now, Tommy has come home to the family cottage by the sea for the summer, bringing his unstable, sexual powder keg of an entourage?and the distant echoes of his family's tumultuous past?with him. Tommy and his lover Philip are teetering on the brink of disaster, while their married friends, Camille and Kyle, perfect their steps in a dance of denial, each partner pulling Nathan deeper into the fray. And when one of Nathan's troubled students, Simon, begins visiting the house, the slow fuse is lit on a highly combustible mix. During a heady two-week party filled with drunken revelations, bitter jealousies, caustic jabs, and tender reconciliations, Tommy and Nathan will confront the legacy of their twisted family history?their angry, abusive father and the tragic death of their mother?and finally, the one secret that has shaped their entire lives. It is a summer that will challenge everything Nathan remembers and unravel Tommy's carefully constructed facade, drawing them both unwittingly into a drama with echoes of the past. . .one with unforeseen and very dangerous consequences. "There are undercurrents of tragedy and emotional scarring at work that take the story to disturbing places. . .Yates puts his novel together like a one-two punch and makes it readable. . .you can't put it down." ? Edge Magazine
Publisher: [S.I.] : Kensington, 2006.
ISBN: 9780758282521
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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riccardoamericano
Jul 01, 2015

In my experience, this author has a lot of anger in his writing, but that does bring a level of reality to the story. I was drawn to it for two reasons: the two main characters are like twins and I had older twin brother who gave me a lot of grief when I was a kid; also, it is well written and has a gay theme. When I was younger, as far as I knew, there was little quality gay fiction, so it's great to find good writing today.

The story is filled with irony as it explores the contrast between the two brothers; one a promiscuous man living in NYC, the other a more conservative living out his life in the family home alone. They are both gay and a serious conflict occurs toward the ending with tragic results, but I could understand the reasons for the one brother's choice. Check it out. I'm about to start on my third book by Bart Yates. Keep writin' dude!

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Labonte
Jul 17, 2010

- I know I say this about lots of book, but this is really 1 book that U'll ever love reading.
- U'll be laughing U're a@@ off 1 minute & crying the next.
- well written, easy reading & very compeling.
- I LOVED it.

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