Praise for Candyass
"So young, so contemporary, so thoughtful and skillful in dissecting the exquisite corpse of gay life today."
- Edmund White
"Candyass gets right to the beating heart of a young queer kid navigating his way through the minefield of modern love. In Nick Comilla's debut novel, the soul of the poet is unmistakable."
- Bruce LaBruce
"Candyass is a queer Casanova travelogue for the modern age that's both bold and bittersweet."
- Slava Mogutin
"To read Candyass is to witness the end of something the second you attain it, to enter a perpetual state of loss where everything happens in the name of poetry. In this transgressive text, conjuring the muse means tracing the impressions others leave on your skin, aware that the smell of a lover will last longer than the memory of their face. By turns wise, infuriating, and sad, Candyass will keep you thrumming with discovery and lust and feeling."
- Daniel Allen Cox, author of Shuck and Mouthquake
"CANDYASS is a smart, erotic, and brilliantly written novel on the pains and joys of beauty, longing, and obsessive love. Arthur is a young poet in Montreal/NY desperately in love with Jeremy... and then Jason... with plenty of sex in between. Comilla has written a TERRIFIC first novel that captures the freneticism, the desperation, the horniness and yearning of youth. Riveting, drug heavy, and deep."
- Owen Keehnen, Unabridged Bookstore
"A sexy and sharp debut novel about queer millennial lust, love and life... Hot, urban and current, Nick Comilla's enticing tale heralds an exciting new talent in gay fiction."
- Attitude Magazine
"...An intensely lush landscape of ideas about relationships; love and sex; monogamy and polyamory." - Lambda Literary