Don't Tell Mama (novel)
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|Original title||Не казвай на мама|
|Cover artist||Boris Pramatarov|
|Subject||gay, LGBT, travel, adventure, magical realism|
|Set in||Botswana, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Uganda, United States, South Korea, Spain, Sudan|
|Published||12 March 2020|
|Publisher||NY Creative and Publishing|
|12 March 2020|
Published in English
|12 March 2020|
|Media type||Print, epub, mobi|
|ISBN||978-619-7568-01-1 Search this book on .|
|Preceded by||Notes from Hell|
|Followed by||Don't Tell Mama: Dark Stories|
Don't Tell Mama (Bulgarian: "Не казвай на мама") is the second book and first novel written by Bulgarian author and TV content producer Nikolay Yordanov. It follows the stories of ten homosexual characters from Bulgaria, Iran, Iraq, Korea, Spain, Sudan, Uganda, and United States.
The novel is described by its author as "LGBQT adventure magical realism".
Beyond the Earth, the narrator of the story is watching over several people from all around the world, implying they are split parts of the same soul.
2009. In Kampala, Uganda, fourteen-year-old Luke is causing commotion in the local Anglican church, asking questions regarding the Reverend's sermon about homosexuality. Later he is protected among his friends by the blue-eyed girl next door Miembre, another main character in the book.
2011. In North Korea’s border river Tumen the local family is trying to escape to China, but is shot by the state military forces, leaving the fourteen years old Nae-il the only survivor. She is rescued in the Chinese border by the man, who arranged their getaway from the country.
1976. In New Jersey, USA, fifteen-year-old promising gospel singer is auditioning for singing lessons before a demanding vocal coach, who refuses to work with people of color, winning his attention with her talent and her mother's cold ambition.
06:24, Unknown year. In Yazd, Iran, thirty-something old Iman is trying to leave the bed after coercive sex change.
2020. Twenty-something Bulgarian gay man Alexander is remembering his forced coming out before his family.
2015. After family banishment of his lesbian cousin in Baghdad, Iraq, fifteen years old Hakim is promising to God he will bury his interest in boys – a promise he is breaking because of his new neighbor, Fuad.
2017. In Sevilla, Spain, the sixteen years old clairvoyant Matías, falls in love with the man he just met.
Three different book covers for print, digital and audio versions of the book was created by Bulgarian artist Boris Pramatarov.
|9 March 2020||"Don't Tell Mama"||NY Creative and Publishing||Worldwide||English||Paperback||978-619-7568-01-1|
|12 March 2020||"Don't Tell Mama"||NY Creative and Publishing||Worldwide||English||eBook||978-619-7568-02-8
|12 March 2020||"Не казвай на мама"||NY Creative and Publishing||Bulgaria||Bulgarian||Paperback||978-619-7568-00-4|
|12 March 2020||"Не казвай на мама"||NY Creative and Publishing||Worldwide||Bulgarian||eBook||978-619-90250-9-3|
The title was announced in dedicated to the book Instagram and Facebook profiles, with the photographic recreation of the 1555 oil painting "The Surgeon, or the extraction of stone of madness" by the Flemish Renaissance painter Jan Sanders van Hemessen. It depicts the procedure of removing with a knife the so-called "stone of folly" or "stone of madness". In the modern photo version, shot by Bulgarian visual artist Krasimir Marchev, the characters, surrounding the "patient" are replaced with Orthodox lay sister, Catholic nun, Orthodox priest and Muslim imam.
- ""Не казвай на мама" – поглед към различната сексуална ориентация".
- "Интервю с Николай Йорданов за гей романа "Не казвай на мама" – HUGE.BG".
- "Don't Tell Mama". goodreads.com.
- "Танцовата премиера на "Не казвай на мама" в EXE Club се отменя – HUGE.BG".
- "Don't Tell Mama Book". facebook.com.[non-primary source needed]
- "@donttellmamabook on Instagram: "Ten people. Eight countries. Four decades. One secret. Десет души. Осем държави. Четири десетилетия. Една тайна. #stoneoffolly #book…"". Instagram.
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