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by: Davey Davis

Publisher: Catapult (2022)


Staff Pick by comrade: hal

noir/hardboiled meets queer nightlife & the BDSM underground. X follows Lee, a down-n-out sadist who becomes fixated on the mysterious X, w/ whom they spent a night of pleasure and pain that shook their world. set in a hauntingly familiar alt future NYC, where the US govt is deporting minority "deviants" one by one. Lee is a difficult protag to live inside, but the way they, and the mystery, are revealed is enthralling. X is dark, hot, and compromising.