With unapologetic honesty and characteristic lyric beauty, G. Winston James takes us on a journey through the forest of his mind. The Damaged Good is a precious, if at times unsettling, work exploring the author’s life as a Caribbean immigrant raised on secrets, engulfed by sex in New York City’s gay subculture, and nearly destroyed by his own fictions. This brave collection explores the loss of promise and of faith, the breaking of will, laws and of a mind. It is a reflection on the gravity of living, of death, and of the search for love. The Damaged Good offers us the opportunity to witness how low we must sometimes go in order to find ourselves and be saved.