Katherine Scott Nelson


Refreshingly earnest and artfully wrought, Nelson's debut is a quick, compelling read that warrants a wide audience.
Kirkus Reviews
Could easily go up there with dark coming-of-age classics like Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim and The Body by Stephen King
Amazon review
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Double Nominee, 2012 Lambda Awards
Best Gay Fiction by a Debut Writer
Best Bisexual Fiction of the Year

Chris and Vyv have always been close — as the only two 'weird' kids in their small Midwestern town, they've often depended on each other to survive. But their friendship will be put to the test when Vyv runs away and continues to communicate with Chris in secret.

All summer, as the search for Vyv mounts, Chris tries to avoid the pressure by working for Albert, an off-the-grid survivalist writer building an anarchist compound from an abandoned house and barn. But as Albert's plans for the future grow more apocalyptic, and Vyv's emails gradually become more terrifying, Chris will face the complete upheaval of everything he's ever known.

Published by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography as a downloadable ebook via Amazon.com.