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What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell

What Belongs to You - Garth Greenwell

Title: What Belongs to You

Author:  Garth Greenwell

ISBN:  9781447280514

Weight:  585g

Signed first edition, first printing



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What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell

On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher walks down a staircase beneath Sofia’s National Palace of Culture, looking for sex.  Among the stalls of a public bathroom he encounters Mitko, a charismatic young hustler.

He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, and their trysts grow increasingly intimate and unnerving as the enigma of this young man becomes inseparable from that of his homeland, Bulgaria.  A country with a difficult past and an uncertain future.

Garth Greenwell’s What Belongs to You is a stunning debut about an American expat struggling with his own complicated inheritance while navigating a foreign culture.  Lyrical and intense, it tells the story of a man caught between longing and resentment, unable to separate desire from danger, and faced with the impossibility of understanding those he most longs to know.

Peer & Press Reviews

What Belongs to You is a rich, important debut, an instant classic to be savored by all lovers of serious fiction because of, not despite, its subject: a gay man’s endeavor to fathom his own heart.

New York Times Book Review

In his spare, haunting novel, Garth Greenwell takes a well-known narrative and finds new meaning in it.  What Belongs to You is a searching and compassionate meditation on the slipperiness of desire, the impossibility of salvation, and the forces of shame, guilt, and yearning that often accompany love, rendered in language as beautiful and vivid as poetry.

Hanya Yanagihara, author of A Little Life

This is a project of rare discernment and beauty, and it is not to be missed.  A luminous, searing exploration of desire, alienation, and the powerful tattoo of the past.


Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title What Belongs to You
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

Green Carnation Prize 2017 – shortlist

British Book Awards 2017 – shortlist (debut book of the year)

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781447280514
ISBN 10 1447280512
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 191
Size (h x w x d) 223 x 144 x 27mm
Design Credits
Author photograph Max Freeman
Jacket design Justine Anweiler
Jacket image Jakez / Shutterstock

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