Unmentionables is about two pairs of lovers in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white, and wealthy. The other is gay, black, and enslaved.
Field hand, Jimmy, meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Jimmy, who despises whites, mistakes Cato for a white man. Soon he learns Cato is only half white. With time, Jimmy's fascination with Cato grows into romantic love.
Book of the Year
for Gay/Lesbian fiction.
"This is a moving and profound novel, exploring the ways in which love counters cruelty in even the harshest of conditions. The characters are beautifully drawn, their feelings and motivations believable and real, their loves alternately heartbreaking and redemptive." -IndieReader.com
"Quite possibly, the best depiction from a dog's point of view that I've ever read!"
San Francisco Book Review
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