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First Consonants
John Whittier Treat

⏰ Timeline
Entry period begins on Sep 22, 2022 and ends on Oct 13, 2022

📍Who can participate
This book giveaway is open to GoodReads members in the following countries: U.S. and Canada.

📙About the book
A stutterer himself, Treat’s new novel, First Consonants, is a searing tale of self-determination and redemption that follows the life of Brian Moriarty, a man who stutters, as he fights his way through life, attempting to understand himself and the world.

✍️ About the John Whittier Treat
John Whittier Treat has published Pushcart Prize-nominated short stories in A&U Magazine, Jonathan and QDA: Queer Disability Anthology. His poetry is included in the 2017 anthology of Washington State poets, Washington 129. His 2015 novel about the AIDS pandemic in Seattle, The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House, was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Gay Fiction award. In 2020 JMS Books published Treat’s novella about Provincetown, Maid Service; in 2022, Jaded Ibis Press will publish his novel about speech disability, First Consonants. Treat’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Out, and LitHub.