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Deposing Nathan

Deposing Nathan

Heartbreaking but ultimately empowering, Deposing Nathan is a stunning story of a toxic friendship-turned-relationship that explores the layers and complexity of the coming out experience.

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ISBN 9781624147357
Barcode 9781624147357
Published 7 May 2019 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smedley, Zack
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781624147357
ISBN-10 1624147356
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
Imprint Page Street Publishing Co.
Publication Date 7 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Smedley, Zack
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 144mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 584g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Bisexuality, Family life, Best friends, High school students, Teenage boys
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 989828

Description of this Book

The summer after eleventh grade, Nate was stabbed in his front yard. The attacker: his best friend, Cameron. Now, Nate is being called to deliver a sworn statement that will get Cam convicted. But the problem is, the real story isn't that easy or convenient--just like Nate and Cam's relationship. From the day the boys met, Cam challenged Nate on every level. He taught him how to break the rules, how to dream, and how to accept himself. But Nate--armed with a fierce moral code and conflicted by his own beliefs--started to push back. With each push, Nate and Cam moved closer to falling in love--but they also spiraled closer to their breaking point. During the deposition, Nateis forced to come clean about all of the things he's kept bottled up--like how his aunt isn't as supportive and friendly as she seems to outsiders, how he cheated on his girlfriend, and how he and Cam are so much more than friends. Dark and literary, but still fast-paced and engrossing, Zach's powerful debut novel tackles difficult subjects, but ends with a message of hope and empowerment.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review * [A] layered, complex depiction of questioning (bi)sexuality... A heartbreaking case worth revisiting again and again. -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review All the awkward, endearing, and complex experiences of discovering your sexuality and falling in love will keep readers rooting for Nate and Cam...An emotional ride with a refreshingly mature ending, Smedley's debut is recommended for readers looking for a poignant story of love, religious belief, and self- acceptance. -- Booklist

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Author's Bio

Zack Smedley is a twenty-two-year-old chemical engineer who recently graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. As a member of the LGBT community, his goal is to give a voice to queer young adults, through gritty, morally complex narratives. Deposing Nathan is his first novel.

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