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The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
Sasha Abramsky
The Milk Farm: An Erotic Novel
Luc Milne
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
Bill Bryson
The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play
Neil A. Fiore
Dark Lord Seeks Friendship, Maybe More
Elisa Viperas
An Exchange of Hostages - Susan R. Matthews, Gregory Bridges Loved this. In this futuristic society, Andrej is a brilliant young surgeon who is fulfilling his family duty and serving a term with the space Fleet. He learns to his horror that he is expected to become a torturer, and what's worse, during practice sessions that he reluctantly participates in, he finds a deeply rooted sadism in himself. The story is complex and the characters are wonderfully real. Andrej is given an aide who is basically his slave. And then he finds that a young man he's torturing is not at all what he seems...

ETA: Andrej is written as straight, and there's a scene of him with some women officers, but the main relationships seem to be Andrej with his male aide, and with the other young man who starts out as his victim and becomes the 'hostage' he tries to rescue.