The Books of the Month for May are
'If You Tell' and 'Things You Save in a Fire'!


The Duplex


Synopsis:
THE DUPLEX is a novel about four gay friends and lovers living in 1950s Los Angeles. Dealing with harsh conditions including fear of arrest, possible job loss, and stifling expectations of conformity, the group comes up with a brilliant and highly unusual scheme to live freely and avoid harassment. Their unique idea works well at first but ultimately leads to unexpected complexities and issues, dovetailing into valuable lessons about the high cost of blending in—or not.



The Duplex follows the lives of four gay friends and lovers living in Los Angeles in the 1950s, They deal with so much while just trying to live life. 

"I don't know. Maybe I'm sick. I must be. Even the Psychiatric Association says so. These are doctors. Trained professionals, after all."
The book is written in a way you understand each individuals life personally because they each tell their story in first person. I loved the way it was written and I learned so much about how much things have changed and stayed the same for the LGBTQ community. A very fun, fast paced and entertaining read. I loved the characters and their humor and energy.