18 Sep 2020

Book review - Real Life by Brandon Taylor

From Nine To Noon, 10:43 am on 18 September 2020
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Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews Real Life by Brandon Taylor, published by Daunt Books.

This mid-western campus novel gives us a fresh view of student life as Wallace, a gay, black, PhD biochemistry student in a predominantly white town is pushed out of his protective shell.

Over drinks, 'dinner things’ and lab time he is forced to consider what kind of a life is for him. Long-listed for the 2020 Booker Prize, this is a tender and fresh account of American life.