MissourieBook - 2010
This earnest, violent, yet utterly transfixing gay love story is set in the nineteenth-century American Midwest. Douglas Fortescue is a successful poet who flees England for America following a scandal; Joshua Jenkins is a feral young outlaw who was taught how to shoot a man at age six. The two men meet when Joshua robs Douglas' carriage and takes him hostage; soon, a remarkable secret is revealed, and these two very different men grow closer, even as Douglas' brother tries to "save" him from his uncivilized surroundings.
First published in Germany, Missouri is available in English for the first time.