Stolen Moments of Joy by Hamour Baika

Author: Hamour Baika

Category: Popular Fiction

Regular price: $6.99

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Deal starts: January 15, 2023

Deal ends: January 15, 2023


An “...engaging and readable tale about escaping the bonds of the past.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Stolen Moments of Joy... offers far more social and political depth than many LGBTQ stories that focus on romance and sexual maturity alone... Readers gain solid insights into this culture and realistic portrayals of relationships tested by it in a story that documents not just moments of joy, but transformation and revelation. Plenty of political insights evolve during the course of Abdul’s journey as the modern, familiar milieus of police shootings, evolving race relations, immigrant experience, and Abdul’s increasing involvement in racial struggles come to light.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
An identity that invites questions. A heart that still dreams of happiness. When his protector becomes his tyrant, can he break free?
Baltimore, 2014. Abdul feels torn. Used to bearing the brunt of people’s judgment, the Afghan immigrant can’t reconcile his love for his charming boyfriend with the bruises the man leaves on his face. So when a handsome activist’s flirtatious exchange offers solace, he goes against his beliefs and enters into a secret tryst.
Feeling guilty for having stepped out of his relationship, Abdul is determined to make it up to his boyfriend, even as a racially motivated shooting dominates the local news in his adopted city. In the public arena, he wants justice and peace. In his personal life, however, he believes the troubles with his partner are a fair payment for the sins of his past — a cycle that keeps him going back to his beau’s volatile temperament.
Can Abdul conquer his demons and unlock his true inner strength?
Stolen Moments of Joy is a gripping contemporary LGBT novel. If you like heroes who fight to be brave, complex relationships, and thoughtful explorations of heavy topics, then you’ll adore Hamour Baika’s story of hope.
Buy Stolen Moments of Joy to find courage among chaos today!