The long-awaited new novel from

AUTHOR OF
The World of Normal Boys
You Can Say You Knew Me When 

AND Robin and Ruby

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR ARMY OF LOVERS 

“Soehnlein delivers a sprawling portrait of our darkest days, capturing all the anger and heartbreak and heroic love that forged who we are today. If you want to know how it felt, read this.”

ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

“In this vivid novel set in 1980s New York, the stakes could not be higher. While facing down monoliths like the FDA and the Catholic Church, Paul must navigate the ordinary desires, anxieties, and heartbreaks of youth. Drawn from the author’s lived experiences and rich with yearning and tenderness, Army of Lovers is a must-read for anyone searching for agency in an indifferent world. The story of ACT UP remains strikingly relevant today, and K.M. Soehnlein is just the writer to tell it.”

ALIA VOLZ

Author of Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana,
and the Stoning of San Francisco

“Just when a moment in history is about to be forgotten, an author comes along to capture its passions and struggles and hope. Soehnlein has performed that magic for readers here. Army of Lovers will become essential reading for years to come. Read it now; be moved, enraptured, emboldened, and reminded what it was like to be young at a turning point in history.”

ANDREW SEAN GREER

Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less Is Lost

Army of Lovers comes at a crucial time, when the most devastating years of the AIDS era are sometimes remembered only for their despair and not for the love and action that brought so many changes. An evocative and beautiful book that reminds us of the deepest power of witness — which can help us find our lost ones again through the precious telling of their stories.”

MANUEL MUÑOZ

Author of The Consequences

Army of Lovers is astonishing, devastating, a small time-machine made of words, a survivor’s novel, a queer coming-of-age story — collective by necessity and also deeply particular — one perfect tear-stained facet of the kaleidoscopic scene that was ACT UP/Queer Nation in early ‘90s New York. I was there, I knew these people, I wanted it never to end.

ANDREA LAWLOR

Author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl