Press Kit


My Memory Told Me a Secret is about the power of choice and the impact of culture, class, and socioeconomic status on two men whose lives intersect in devastating ways. Set in the months before and after a 30-something discovers that his partner has infected him with HIV, this book explores the inexplicable feelings that accompany the disintegration of relationships and the connection between cultural memory and identity.

ISBN: 978-1-7332603-0-5 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1-7332603-1-2 (ebook)

265 pages

The book was released on 1 August 2019 and is currently available through all major retailers. 

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Advanced Praise and Reviews

“An outstanding work of contemporary fiction … written with great empathy and keen observation.”

“Bradley-Silverio Donato does not shy away from the raw and powerful emotive truths … masterfully woven into action and dialogue.”
— Readers’ Favorite

"Following an emotional breakup with a younger, troubled man, an STI screening reveals Austin has contracted HIV. This book is as much an account of the relationship fallout and the aftermath of the diagnosis as it is an examination of misunderstandings between two men from vastly different backgrounds.”
— Manhattan Book Review


Jeremy C Bradley-Silverio Donato is the author of Virginia Woolf and The Judicial Imagination, a monograph based on his doctoral research. My Memory Told Me a Secret is his first novel.

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