Indies Introduce


  • Rainbow Milk, Paul Mendez
    Doubleday, 9780385547062, June 8, 2021 (Fiction)

    “Judge this book by the cover. Sensual, exposed, and unapologetic. Mendez pours more soul into his characters than words can handle and lets them leak through your fingers. You will want to mop them up and bring them solace.”

    Carrie Koepke, Skylark Bookshop, Columbia, MO

    “A coming-of-age story that grapples with race, (sex)uality, and religion in transformative ways. Paul Mendez has crafted an enlightening story that is rich with culture and resolute in challenging the black queer monoliths in literature. We need more stories like this!”

    Deidre Dumpson, WORD Bookstore, Jersey City, NJ


    "Rainbow Milk is a welcome addition to queer literature. Beautifully written, this is a debut novel full of sex, art, music, and hope."

    Sara Luce Look, Charis Books & More, Decatur, GA

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