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Other Fruit Book Group - 100 Boyfriends by Brontez Purnell

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Get your copy of 100 Boyfriends here - use code OTHERFRUIT for 10% off!

This bookclub will take place online- we email the link to the event a couple of hours before we start :)

The Other Fruit Bookclub centers LGBTQ+ books, authors and readers! All are welcome to attend and take part in our discussions, however we ask that if you do not identify at LGBTQ+ you approach the book club as an opportunity for listening and support and give precedence to others in discussion.


Transgressive, foulmouthed, and wildly funny, Brontez Purnell's 100 Boyfriends is a filthy, unforgettable, and brutally profound ode to queer love in its most messy of variations. From one-night stands to recurring lovers, Purnell's characters sleep with their co-worker's husbands, expose themselves to racist neighbours, date Satanists, and drink their way out of trouble, all the while fighting - and often losing - the urge to self-sabotage.

A horny, punk love song full of imperfect intimacies, 100 Boyfriends takes readers on a riotous journey through dirty warehouses and gentrified bars, from dysfunctional houseshares to desolate farming towns in Alabama. Drawing us into a community of glorious misfits living on the margins of a white supremacist, heteronormative society, iconoclastic storyteller Brontez Purnell gives us an uncompromising vision of desire, desperation, race, loneliness, and queerness that will devastate as much as it entertains.


Readers don’t have to buy the book club book from the shop, however we do rely on those book sales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free, to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on.

Please do NOT buy your books from Am*z*on (including their kindles!), if you cannot afford the book then PLEASE ask us for a free copy (just email a request for 'Rainbow Milk on Pay-It-Forward' or support your local library.


The Bookshop operates a Safe Space Policy which all guests are asked to respect, both in-store & online - you can read it here.

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