The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel (gay fiction) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Brazilian graffiti artist Mateo Amaral is looking for his heaven spot, the one perfect place to paint. His coworker Fletcher Bradford is looking for a heaven spot of his own, and his is even more elusive. Out since age 12, Fletcher's been around more blocks than Mateo has ever painted. He's dated all the jerks, all the creeps, all the losers in between. At 26 he's decided the only way to meet a nice guy is just never to give him a chance to prove otherwise. When he's introduced to Mateo, Fletcher expects to add ...
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The Painting of Porcupine City: A Novel (gay fiction)

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Overview

Brazilian graffiti artist Mateo Amaral is looking for his heaven spot, the one perfect place to paint. His coworker Fletcher Bradford is looking for a heaven spot of his own, and his is even more elusive. Out since age 12, Fletcher's been around more blocks than Mateo has ever painted. He's dated all the jerks, all the creeps, all the losers in between. At 26 he's decided the only way to meet a nice guy is just never to give him a chance to prove otherwise. When he's introduced to Mateo, Fletcher expects to add another notch to his bedpost. But Mateo is different—and from him Fletcher will rediscover a long-lost feeling: surprise. What Fletcher finds in the trunk of Mateo's car will change his life in ways he never imagined—and may help him find what he's always wanted.

From the author of THE CRANBERRY HUSH comes an epic story spanning years and hemispheres and miles of painted walls. At times sexy and sweet, gritty and gut-wrenching, THE PAINTING OF PORCUPINE CITY takes readers along with Mateo and Fletcher on an adventure through the subways of Boston to the towers of São Paulo. Are you in?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013058484
  • Publisher: Ben Monopoli
  • Publication date: 8/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 649,109
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ben Monopoli lives in Boston with his husband, Chris.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great! I couldn't put it down

    It started out slow and I found the main character unlikeable at first. I loved the building of the "love story" though the characters didn't act as I would have liked. Midway my gut told me what was going to happen, though I could't stop reading to find out how. I cried. Much was left to the imagination. The sex wasn't explicit and was tasteful enough. I mean they had to have sex. It was a love story

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  • Posted March 16, 2012

    weird twists...

    The story was going so well, it was believable, rich, and fun. I could hardly stand to put it down at the end of my lunch hour. Then things got weird, and if you're gonna read it I won't ruin it, but I just couldn't suspend my disbelief long enough to enjoy the ending or the explanations made by circumstances and other characters. The characters were well formed, so I felt like I knew them and things about them, but that twist, well I never got past it to say I enjoyed the book beginning to end. ALSO: the author at one point suggests via a character that gay novels just MUST include sex. This is me telling the author, publisher, agent, and anyone else who's listening: that's just not so. I would have loved (and hated parts of) this book just the same without the sex.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Almost great

    I loved the way the story was going but halfway thru the book it started to become very soap opera like. Cranberry Hush is definitely better.

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