Small Town Blues

Small Town Blues by Les Brookes

Small Town Blues by Les Brookes – a tale of gay love in 1980’s Suffolk.

What do I really want? Do I know? Well, I know what I don’t want. I don’t want a life of settled ease with Colin, peppered with a series of casual encounters. I want a lover. A real lover. Someone to bond with on every level…

It’s the 1980s in rural Suffolk, and Evan has high hopes when he moves in with Colin, but his dreams and illusions are shattered when, bored with country life, he embarks on a string of disastrous affairs…

Small Town Blues is available from Amazon.


Readers’ comments on Small Town Blues:

“I enjoyed Small Town Blues! What a wonderful story. A brilliant portrait of one of those gorgeous, awful gay boys we’ve all met at some time or other. The ones that have ‘ideas’ but no discernible talent; who leave a trail of broken hearts in their wake. The book skewers their vanity and narcissism
masterfully–but there’s so much sympathy for them too. Kindness and
forgiveness. By the end, I almost felt guilty for wishing Evan to get
his comeuppance. (Almost!)” – Diarmuid

” thoroughly enjoyed Small Town Blues, especially the mix of humour and seriousness in following Evan’s efforts to become a writer, his hopeless affairs with the various men he comes across and poor Colin’s relegation to cooking the suppers! Evan’s shifts of mood are vividly depicted too, as well as his work in the art gallery and his attraction to the London scene. The account of  the two men’s trip to Paris is especially enjoyable” – Paulina

Readers’ comments from Les’ website, where you can find out more about him

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