Not Here Not Now
A release date of May 1, 2018!
by Alex Jeffers
Thirteen fantastical tales from the Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The Padişah’s Son and the Fox and That Door Is a Mischief – stories that venture into queer and unknown reaches of the imagination.
Some of Jeffers’s landscapes are familiar, and some are entirely the other thing, pure invention, though a stranger to this planet would be hard put to it to distinguish one from the other – and throughout, his geographies of the heart are as certain and as rooted as his geographies of the fantastic. Here are stories of love and desire, of beauty and possession and loss. Individually they are exacting vivisections of the paths these take through our lives; together, they amount to something more. Maps are inherently retrospective, and yet they can speak to our future, they can tell us where to look and where to turn. Fiction is by definition a product of the imagination, made-up stuff, and yet it stands as the best guide we have to the human condition. This book – real as it is, invented as it is – could serve as an atlas to gay experience, historical and to come.
—from the introduction by Chaz Brenchley