My Government Means To Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

My Government Means To Kill Me

The debut novel from the writer/producer of Bel-Air, Narcos, and The Chi

Rasheed Newson

Most anticipated book of 2022 by The New York Times, Bustle, Goodreads, The Boston Globe, LitHub, and more!

A vibrant, humorous, and sexy, queer coming-of-age novel, My Government Means to Kill Me follows Trey, a young, gay, Black man as he experiences a personal and political awakening in 1980s New York City. Trey immerses himself in the bathhouse scene, works at an AIDS hospice, and marches in the streets in an attempt to make sense of the world, and meets an unforgettable cast of characters along the way.

A truly unique queer coming‑of‑age novel. Sexy, hilarious, and empathetic. Don’t miss this one. BuzzFeed

Full of joy and righteous anger, sex and straight talk, brilliant storytelling and humor . . . It is precisely the book we’ve needed for a long time. Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less

An episodic narrative about learning to navigate the world, this novel is both hilarious and angry. The Boston Globe