‘The Magnificent Sons’ is the second book by Justin Myers.
Jake D’Arcy has spent most of his twenty-nine years trying to get his life just right. He’s nearly there: great girlfriend, great friends, stable job. A distant relationship with his boisterous family – which is exactly the way he wants it. So why does everything feel so wrong? When his popular, irritatingly confident teenage brother Trick comes out as gay to a rapturous response, Jake realises he has questions about his own repressed bisexuality, and that he can’t wait any longer to find his answers. As Trick begins to struggle with navigating the murky waters of adult relationships, Jake begins a journey that will destroy his relationship with girlfriend Amelia, challenge his closest friendships, and force him to face up to the distance between him and his family – but offers new friends, fewer inhibitions, and a glimpse of the magnificent life he never thought could be his.
The second book by Justin Myers is a touching and insightful about two siblings who as much as they annoy each other are on a similar journey.
Baby of D’arcy family, Trick is out and proud and never one to shy away from drama. Using his flamboyant behaviour, he’s an influencer with his two best friends creating videos on make up, life and his own journey. His older brother Jake is torn, attracted to both men and women, he has confused not only himself but others with his decision whilst breaking up his girlfriend’s heart.
In the story, we join the brothers on this coming of age journey of self discovery as the path of them adjust to new changes in each other’s lives as well as having to deal with people’s attitudes with life decisions.
I really enjoyed this book and found it to be quite an interesting and eye opening story as Jake struggled with his new decision in life losing and making new friends along the way. I felt such an empathy for Jake, as he struggled to deal with his younger brother, who both had so such in common but never really gave each other time of day.
Justin writes with warmth, wit and sensitivity about family, relationships and sexuality in this coming of age story. With relatable characters, ‘The Magnificent Sons’ is an observant and heartwarming story that made for emotional reading.
You can pre-order ‘The Magnificent Sons’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 6th August 2020.