How Are You Going to Save Yourself by J.M. Holmes

How Are You Going to Save Yourself

“Buckle up! JM Holmes’s debut grabs you with the first sentence and doesn’t let go till it drops you gasping after the last period. This collection offers a tough and heartbreaking vision of masculinity, as powerful as it is uncomfortable. Boy is it worth the ride.”—Ayana Mathis, New York Times bestselling author of The Twelve Tribes of HattieBound together by shared experience but pulled apart by their changing fortunes, four young fri...

Details How Are You Going to Save Yourself

TitleHow Are You Going to Save Yourself
Release DateAug 21st, 2018
PublisherLittle, Brown and Company
GenreFiction, Contemporary

Reviews How Are You Going to Save Yourself

  • Patricia
    I received an ARC, which I appreciated and always commit myself to reading right away. The young men connected in these stories have a culture and language that is foreign to me. Obviously, I am not the intended demographic for this book. Nevertheless, I read on, because it's an opportunity to discover a new writer or genre. But sometimes it just doesn't work out well. I tried to empathize with and understand the narrator, but he pushed me beyond...
  • Elena
    This book was a heavy coming of age story following a group of young black and brown men in Rhode Island. Holmes wrote about both the mundane and tragic in a poetic way. *Thanks to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
  • Crystal Zavala
    I won a copy of an ARC from a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review.This book was disturbing. I understand that disturbing things happen in life, but I didn't feel like there was any reason to share these stories. The stories didn't come from the victims point of view, nor did the victimizers learn anything from their actions. These events felt like they were treated as if "boys will be boys". Multiple rapes and a gang rape is not a...
  • Kelly
    This was an interesting but also slightly disturbing read. Although it comes off as a coming of age book from the perspective of a group of young men, their endeavors were a little harsh for my taste.
  • Stephanie Doyle
    This book is heavy and doesn't sugar coat things, that's for shit sure. There are a lot of elements to this book that should have made me put it down, but I was tied in by the writing. It was a little hard to follow in some spots, the only part I had to go back and read was the second part of Rye's. Free copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.