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What Belongs to You

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
On an unseasonably warm autumn day, an American teacher enters a public bathroom beneath Sofia's National Palace of Culture. There he meets Mitko, a charismatic young hustler, and pays him for sex. He returns to Mitko again and again over the next few months, drawn by hunger and loneliness and risk, and finds himself ensnared in a relationship in which lust leads to mutual predation, and tenderness can transform into violence. As he struggles to reconcile his longing with the anguish it creates, he's forced to grapple with his own fraught history, the world of his Southern childhood where to be queer was to be a pariah.

There are unnerving similarities between his past and the foreign country he finds himself in, a country whose geography and griefs he discovers as he learns more of Mitko's own narrative, his private history of illness, exploitation, and want.

What Belongs to You is a stunning debut novel of desire and its consequences. With lyric intensity and startling eroticism, Garth Greenwell has created an indelible story about the ways in which our pasts and cultures, our scars and shames can shape who we are and determine how we love.



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April 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
ISBN: 1-4472-8051-2 / 978-1-4472-8051-4 (UK edition)
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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: What Belongs to You: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
ISBN: 0-374-28822-4 / 978-0-374-28822-8 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
ISBN: 1-4472-8052-0 / 978-1-4472-8052-1 (UK edition)
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January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: What Belongs to You
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ISBN: 1-5098-3968-2 / 978-1-5098-3968-1 (UK edition)
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December 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: What Belongs to You: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
ISBN: 1-250-11789-5 / 978-1-250-11789-2 (USA edition)
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April 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
ISBN: 1-5098-3661-6 / 978-1-5098-3661-1 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
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April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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January 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What Belongs to You
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January 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
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April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: What Belongs to You
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
Publisher: Picador
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What Belongs to You: A Novel
Author(s): Garth Greenwell
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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