Best friends and chosen family Chris, Elise, Jo, and Alex work hard to keep themselves afloat. Their regular brunches hold them together even as the rest of their lives threaten to fall apart. In an effort to avoid being the oldest gays at the party, the crew decides to put on a new queer event called Grind–specifically for homos in their dirty thirties.
Grind is a welcome distraction from their real problems: after a messy divorce, Chris adjusts to being a single parent while struggling to reconnect to their queer community. Elise is caught between feelings for her boss and the career of her dreams. Jo tries to navigate the murky boundaries of being a supportive friend and taking care of her own needs. And Alex is guarding a secret that might change his friendships forever.
While navigating exes at work, physical and mental exhaustion, and drinking way, way too much on weekdays, this chosen family proves that being messy doesn’t always go away with age.
From: Abrams Books
Notes on This Title
This title focuses on four queer friends in their 30s: Chris, a nonbinary single parent, Jo, a trans woman, Elise a queer woman, and Alex, a trans man.
There are brief sequences depicting sexual encounters, but no nudity is shown on page.
2023 Harvey Award for Book of the Year - Nominee
“It’s a lot of fun to read, and will spark reflection on the importance of making room for all of life’s transitions.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)