The Town of Babylon is a novel about love and acceptance in a small town. When Gabriel moves to Babylon, he falls in love with Mark, the local barista. However, Mark is closeted and terrified of being outed. As they get to know each other better, they must find the courage to come out and face the potential backlash from their friends and family. Along the way, they discover that everyone has secrets – some more dangerous than others. The Town of Babylon is a beautifully written story about falling in love and finding yourself against all odds.
For who is this book for ?
This book is perfect for anyone who loves a good romance, but also wants to learn more about the LGBTQ+ community. Alejandro Varela does an amazing job of depicting life in a small town, and showing how love can conquer all.
- The story is beautifully written and flows seamlessly
- The characters are well developed and relatable
- The plot is interesting and keeps you hooked
- The plot might be too slow for some readers
- The ending could be more satisfying
- There is a lot of LGBTQ+ terminology that might not be familiar to all readers
Learn more about the author
Alejandro Varela is a queer Latinx writer and artist. His work has been featured in magazines such as Mitú, NBC News, Them., and Pride.com, among others. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he now resides in Brooklyn with his cat, Luna.
“The Town of Babylon is an important novel that everyone should read. It’s a story about love and acceptance, and it will make you feel all the emotions.”
“A heartwarming story of love and acceptance in a small town.”
“The Town of Babylon is a beautifully written story about falling in love and finding yourself against all odds. I couldn’t put it down!”
“A poignant, touching tale of love and acceptance in a small town.”