"Barakiva's first novel is at once a sweet-spirited love story...the Armenian content adds flavor and texture." - Booklist
story will appeal to both young people who are just discovering their
own sexuality and readers who enjoy a good budding romance." - School Library Journal
"Barakiva’s debut is well-wrought and realistic . . . and it’s entertaining." - Kirkus Reviews
My first novel,
about an Armenian boy coming out
and falling in love
with New York City,
the music of
and the totally hot skater boy who introduces him to it all,
will be published May 27, 2014!
“Barakiva avoids stereotypes and clichés to create a sweet portrait of
nascent adolescent love between two boys growing up and finding
themselves (with some help from nearby New York City).” —Publishers Weekly
ramblings on getting gay married, adapting PARADISE LOST for the stage,
cooking delicious and healthy in my Manhattan kitchen, and other random
musings from my bohemian chic New York life.
Michael Barakiva is an Armenian/Israeli director, writer, blogger and
lover of food who lives in New York City with his husband Rafael. He was born outside of Haifa,
Israel and grew up outside of Princeton, New Jersey. He is a graduate of
Vassar College and the Juilliard School and thinks you're awfully cute. . .
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