Adam: A Sensuous Coming-of-age Tale (Adam #1)
Adam is a sixteen-year-old who spends his spare time practising the cello. But, there is another side to him, which comes to the fore when he falls for a labourer called Sylvain and realises that friendships have the potential to be more than platonic. This is a story of illicit romance and teenage angst over one summer in the French countryside.
McDonald's beautifully descriptive prose is sensual and evocative - GCN Enough charm to keep you entertained throughout - 3 Sixty A warm, almost poetic tilt that makes this book an enjoyable treat - Rainbow Network A romantic, atmospheric tale of sexual awakening, with a keen sense of character and location - Boyz A thoughtful and compassionate novel about the infuriating and painful confusion between love and sex... A fine and elegantly written work deserving a wide readership regardless of sexual orientation - What's On UK
Anthony McDonald studied history before working as a farm labourer and a musical instrument maker and then moving into the theatre. He has written the scripts of a number of Words and Music concerts based on the lives of classical composers. His travel writing has appeared in the Independent and his first novel, Orange Bitter, Orange Sweet, was published in 2001.