A Love Like Blood is a 2016 Lamba Literary Award Winner for LGBT debut fiction.
A Love Like Blood is completely different from anything I’ve ever read before. It was quite the privilege to see a new world that was presented to me. Victor’s writing style is one of a kind.
Carsten Tynes is too feminine for his father’s liking. So in order to gain his love Carsten is the only of his brothers to take on their father’s passion of photography. Behind the lens of a camera Carsten feels free, but he’s not. Being half Somali he’s supposed to marry when he’s 18 and is constantly pushed by his father.
He see’s how gays are treated within his community and it is suffocating. This story isn’t about romance, love, acceptance.
For Carsten Tynes, it’s about liberation.