When I think of gay literature, I usually think of hot guys and gratuitous sex scenes with substandard plots and dialogue that belongs in the porn film that it really wants to be. How refreshing then, to experience Alex Dunkin’s beautifully crafted Homebody which breaks all those stereotypes I had in mind.
Set in an alternative reality where gay is the norm, regular families and friends live, love and work. The story centres on Aaron and David, a married couple who have been together since they began dating in high school. David is a stressed-out, high-powered banker climbing the corporate ladder of success, while the central protagonist, Aaron, is his stay-at-home partner, keeping house and hosting corporate dinners to aid his husband’s ambitions.
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