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I was more than happy to spend time reviewing Paul Mendez' Rainbow Milk, an ambitious, clever and candid debut -- Nicole Flattery * Irish Times * A page turner with a lot of heart * Observer * Unflinching, revelatory -- Maaza Mengiste * Observer * Fearless -- Justine Jordan * Guardian * Brilliant * Stylist * New writer Paul Mendez explores sexuality, race, class and religion across generations and cultures in his semi-autobiographical debut novel Rainbow Milk * BBC * Hard-hitting and lingers long after the final page * i newspaper * Full of tenderness and soul, it's a book about shame and humiliation and how you overcome it -- Johanna Thomas-Corr * New Statesman * There's something particularly thrilling about discovering a great debut, and none this year could be more electric than Paul Mendez's Rainbow Milk. Sex, blackness, class, religion, male bodies, self-understanding and finding a community are all explored in new ways with startling assurance -- Daniel Hahn * Spectator * Mendez's novel, based on his experience of growing up black and gay in a West Midlands Jehovah's Witness community, is one of the most exciting debuts of recent years. His vivid prose elevates and brings to life an already extraordinary story * The Times * Described as "explosive", "beautiful", "original", this exciting debut is all of these things . . . Full of lust, longing and pathos -- Kit de Waal * The Week * Rainbow Milk is a bold and raw novel . . . memorable and affecting -- Nadifa Mohamed * New Statesman * A very beautifully and tenderly written account of what it was like to come to the "mother country", expecting a welcome and finding prejudice -- Stephen Hough * Telegraph * A fearless and hopeful account of one black man's entry into adulthood that explores identity, family and sexuality against the backdrop of the Windrush legacy . . . this is a wonderful read from an exciting new voice in British fiction * Independent * Exhilarating . . . Rainbow Milk is an important and ambitious book . . . a bravura piece of writing, with echoes of Andrea Levy's Small Island . . . think Barry Jenkins's Moonlight but set in the West Midlands, with Bibles instead of crack . . . if Rainbow Milk is anything to go by, Mendez looks set to shake up the literary establishment in the most thrilling way * i newapaper * A state of the nation novel . . . extraordinary . . . the voice of the character is so strong . . . Paul Mendez is now a significant new figure in the literary world . . . James Baldwin would be very proud of this book * BBC Radio 4 Front Row * A fearlessly groundbreaking debut -- Colin Grant * Guardian * The prose is muscular, the sex graphic, the dialogue sharp . . . Rainbow Milk is a complex and intersectional treatment of race, class, sexuality and sex work and a powerful, thrilling and accomplished debut novel * The Skinny * Daring, dexterous, exciting and accomplished, Mendez is a writer with plenty to say * Attitude * A debut novel set to make a name for its author, Rainbow Milk is a tightly-written but wide-ranging exploration of race, sexuality, class and religion * New European * Urgent, original and heartbreaking * Irish Times * A novel that does what great debuts do - bringing an originality of voice and vision to the form, refreshing our ideas of what is possible in fiction . . . a novel of huge power and emotional impact, written in language that is sharp, distinctive and often beautiful. 2020 has been a year of superb debuts and Rainbow Milk is among the best -- Alex Preston * Observer *.