Prize-winning writer Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel explores the complexities of contemporary queer love.
On her fiftieth birthday, crazy-in-love Ajax visits her mercurial lover Logan, who trails their tarnished reputation like a lapsed halo. Logan has secrets, but so does Ajax, and during their weekend getaway to Ontario's cottage country, some of these secrets will prove explosive.
In the next cottage, long-term couple Joe and Elliot are having their own challenges as the parents of a newborn baby girl. Joe isn't sure if Elliot loves her or even if Elliot wanted a baby at all. Can she make it through a weekend feeling as she does, let alone the rest of her life?
Jane Eaton Hamilton's ninth book is an intimate, sexy queer romance. Weekend is a bold and heartbreaking consideration of the true nature of love at the cusp of middle age-- about trust, negotiation, and what's worth keeping in the end.
About the author
Jane Eaton Hamilton is the queer, non-binary, disabled author of nine books of creative non-fiction, memoir, fiction and poetry, including the 2016 novel Weekend, and two prior collections of short fiction. Their memoir was one of the UK Guardian’s Best Books of the Year and a Sunday Times bestseller. They are the two-time winner of Canada’s CBC Literary Award for fiction (2003/2014). They have had a Notable in BASS and three in BAE (2016/2018/2019) and have appeared in The Journey Prize, Best Canadian Short Stories and Best Canadian Poetry. They live near Vancouver, BC.
Weekend is a queer, crip reimagining of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Tender and raw, with smoldering sex scenes and intimate arguments that leave bruises, Jane Eaton Hamilton exposes the exquisite vulnerabilities of her characters with empathy and insight. That's the beauty of Weekend, how it illuminates universal themes but changes them, too, revealing how life on the fringes makes "what we talk about when we talk about love" a riskier and more terrifying proposition. -Karrie Higgins, author of "Strange Flowers"
Weekend is a tour de force, an account of two same-sex couples in crisis, a tender meditation on the nature of love, desire, betrayal, mortality and reconciliation ... This is a remarkable book. -Vancouver Sun
In Weekend, Jane Eaton Hamilton gives us an astonishingly tender queer exploration of gender, race, class, ability, love, family, sexuality, sex, and kink that is also a damn fine story. Captivating, sexy, heartbreaking. -Sassafras Lowrey, author of Lost Boi
Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel is sexy and far-seeing, and it offers many surprises ... she engages the complexity of her subjects with a sure hand. Gay and Lesbian Review
Gay and Lesbian Review
Weekend is both a sexy romp and tender exploration of vulnerability. -Zoe Whittall, author of The Best Kind of People
A riveting, frank, nuanced exploration of adult sexuality and love. -Huffington Post
Hamilton's writing is propulsive, and the story moves at an effortless pace as it explores a multitude of sexualities and identities, as well as the difficulties and even explosive outcomes of navigating them while remaining faithful to and honest with one's partner or partners. -Publishers Weekly
Stunningly beautiful ... This is a book I have been waiting to read. It is a book I enjoyed every single minute of reading. It is a book I want to share with everyone. I commend Weekend. This is a story of how we live our queer lesbian lives now. Do not miss it. -Curve
What I like about Weekend is how it depicts sex as part of everyday life and acknowledges queer women and non-binary people as sexual beings without hypersexualizing them. -The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail