Author Kergan Edwards-Stout has crafted a story that is beautiful, tragic, and consuming.
I opened the book thinking it would be something interesting to read over the course of the next couple of weeks and instead devoured it quickly.
Kergan Edwards-Stout's first novel, "Songs for the New Depression" is the kind of book we need more of in the world of modern gay literature.
What a fun read by an author who really can paint a brilliant picture of such a variety of emotions. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Garrett Miller
Three short stories/ novellas that become a wonderfully unified novel about Gabe’s life told in different times and places. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Julia Walter
Songs for the New Depression is an excellent read.
In it, Edwards-Stout takes us on a journey (in reverse chronological order) of a boy that lost his innocence when... Read more
Songs for the New Depression is a mixed bag of mostly tortured memories that the author wrote to honor a friend who died in the 90s. Read morePublished 8 months ago by IsolaBlue
This is another novel that has filled me with mixed reactions. I found I really enjoyed the romance angle of the story, and yet at the same time, I found myself wondering why the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by T. Young
Just by reading the back cover alone, I thought this would be an interesting and moving book to read. It wasn't what I expected. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Boogie
Gabe is a man that has many attributes. There are great attributes to his personality and there are awful ones. You can relate to the character in many ways. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Zak
The title first drew me to this novel. It of course references Bette Midler's third album (not as critically acclaimed as some of her other work, but always one of my... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Robby Morris (SerialBlonde)
After I read this book for the first, and second times, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Kergan in person at the West Hollywood Book Fair, after corresponding several times... Read morePublished 18 months ago by arcadian48