An #ownvoices debut rom com – a bisexual My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
From new best friend to girl of her dreams . . .
When Nar’s boyfriend gets down on one knee and proposes to her a San Francisco bar, she realizes it’s time to find someone who shares her idea of romance.
Enter her mother who wants Nar to settle down with a nice Armenian boy. Armed with a spreadsheet of Facebook-stalked men, she convinces Nar to attend ‘Explore Armenia’, a month-long festival of events in the city. But it’s not the parentally-approved playboy doctor or wealthy engineer who catches her eye – it’s Erebuni, a cool and intriguing young woman fully intouch with her heritage. Suddenly, with Erebuni as her guide, the events feel like far less of a chore, and much more of an adventure.
Erebuni helps Nar see the beauty of their shared culture and makes her feel understood in a way she never has before. But there’s one teeny problem: Nar’s not exactly out as bisexual.
A funny, heartfelt and deeply relatable rom com about family, cultural identity, queer love, and the process of self-discovery that continues into adulthood as identities evolve, all in a fresh, humorous voice.
Praise for Sorry, Bro:
‘As I read [Sorry, Bro], I kept cackling out loud, I sometimes couldn’t because I would be laughing so hard. But underneath the humour is such an important story of love between two women and the journey to rediscovering Armenian culture and heritage.’ – Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties
‘Sorry, Bro explores bisexuality, culture, and self-discovery through moments that will make you laugh out loud. This new writer brings a fresh take on self-identity, with a story that will capture both your heart and sense of humour.’ – Diva Magazine
‘With this radiantly ravishing debut, Taleen Voskuni beautifully illustrates the courage it can take to be your own true self and risk everything for love.’ – Booklist-Starred Review
As I read [Sorry, Bro], I kept cackling out loud and I would often pause to describe to my husband what was happening - or try to, anyway - I sometimes couldn't because I would be laughing so hard. But underneath the humour is such an important story of love between two women and the journey to rediscovering Armenian culture and heritage. -- Jesse Q. Sutanto, author of Dial A for Aunties Vibrant and heartfelt queer rom-com * The Nerd Daily * Sorry Bro explores bisexuality, culture, and self-discovery through moments that will make you laugh out loud. This new writer brings a fresh take on self-identity, with a story that will capture both your heart and sense of humour. * Diva Magazine * Sorry, Bro is a lushly scented courtyard of a book, and a wonderful place to spend time - full of rich sensory details, complicated but loving relationships, warmth and humor, and a lot of fun. Voskuni's descriptions and characters are immersive and vivid, and I loved spending time with them. -- Audrey Burges, author of The Minuscule Mansion of Myra Malone Voskuni debuts with a bighearted queer rom-com uniquely inflected with Armenian American culture . . . it's easy to invest in the characters and the Armenian American cultural details add charm. This is a treat. * Publishers Weekly * With this radiantly ravishing debut, Voskuni beautifully illustrates the courage it can take to be your own true self and risk everything for love. * Booklist-Starred Review * Sorry, Bro is a beautiful love letter to Armenian culture wrapped up in a warm and witty romance that absolutely sizzles with chemistry. Like heroine Nareh, Voskuni is forging a remarkable path, and I will gladly follow wherever it leads! -- Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer and Out on Good Behavior Sorry, Bro is one of my new favorite romances! Sharp, funny, and full of heart, it's a love letter to Armenian culture and a thoughtful exploration of the ways our roots define us, all wrapped up in the most delightful romance. I couldn't put it down! -- Jenny L. Howe, author of The Make-Up Test and On the Plus Side Taleen Voskuni expertly braids romance with jaw-dropping atmosphere and swift hits of knowledge and strength. She pours her heart onto the page with power and beauty in a way that makes readers feel seen and cared for. A new auto-buy author for all. Sorry, Bro is as indulgent as it is profound, breathtaking as it is healing, and in one word: EXQUISITE. -- Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love The most heartwarming tale of family, heritage, loving bravely, and loving yourself, with a humour that adds a light touch to the poignant themes and a vivid San Francisco setting that brings the whole story to life. Sorry, Bro made me laugh and touched me deeply in equal measures. -- Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad
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