The Night Language

The Night Language

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Bronze medal winner for the Foreword INDIES Award for best LGBT Fiction

The Night Language tells the story of a young man, Prince Alamayou of Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia), who is taken from his home and the Abyssinian war to the court of Queen Victoria--a world he knows nothing about.

With him is Philip Layard, a young apprentice to one of the doctors on the battlefield in Abyssinia, who becomes Alamayou's guardian, only friend, and eventually, the love of his life. When Parliament accuses Alamayou of murder, the young prince is sentenced to return to Abyssinia where he will be executed.

Alamayou's only hope comes from the very thing that cannot be uttered: the unexpected and forbidden love between him and Philip.

Inspired by true events, The Night Language is a unique novel of love, loss, and the consequences of repressive societies.

Author: David Rocklin
Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book
Published: 11/14/2017
Pages: 322
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781945572487

Review Citation(s):
Foreword 08/26/2017
Kirkus Reviews 09/15/2017
Booklist 10/15/2017 pg. 21

About the Author
David Rocklin is the author of The Luminist and the founder/curator of Roar Shack, a monthly reading series in Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in LA with his wife, daughters and a 150 lb Great Dane who seriously needs to stay on his own bed. He's currently at work on his next novel, The Electric Love Song of Fleischl Berger.