As Far as You'll Take Me (Paperback)Phil Stamper (author)
'A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one' - Leah Johnson, bestselling author of 'You Should See Me in a Crown'
From the author of The Gravity of Us comes a heartfelt coming-of-age story about finding your chosen people. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli
Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he’s excited to start his new life--where he’s no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents' disapproval.
From the outside, Marty's life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he's made new friends, he's getting closer with his first ever boyfriend, and he's even traveling around Europe. But Marty knows he can't keep up the facade. He hasn’t spoken to his parents since he arrived, he's tearing through his meager savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn’t even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one - LEAH JOHNSON, bestselling author of YOU SHOULD SEE ME IN A CROWN
Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us is the first love, first launch, astronaut story I didn't know I needed. I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book. - Becky Albertalli, bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA on THE GRAVITY OF US
A big-hearted, witty, and intensely relatable debut about reaching for your dreams without losing what grounds you. - Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING and TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET on THE GRAVITY OF US
A grounded romance that shapes into its own lovely constellation. - Adam Silvera, New York Times bestselling co-author of WHAT IF IT'S US on THE GRAVITY OF US
An emotionally intense, heartrending love story - Attitude Magazine on The Gravity of Us
Phil Stamper has written a heartfelt, triumphant novel about the courage it takes to step out of your comfort zone and the power in finding a family of friends who let you shine. Beautifully evoking the breathlessness of first love and the anguish of first loss, readers will be captivated by every swell in Marty’s song. - Maulik Pancholy, Stonewall Honor-winning author of THE BEST AT IT
At once a tender love story and an honest exploration of anxiety, ambition, and family dynamics, Phil Stamper’s The Gravity of Us pulls you in and takes you on a beautiful, heartfelt journey. Never has the NASA space program seemed so romantic. - Caleb Roehrig, author of LAST SEEN LEAVING and WHITE RABBIT on THE GRAVITY OF US
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Trigger Warnings for:
Bullying, manipulation, homophobia, religious bigotry, toxic relationships body dysmorphia eating disorder and calorie counting.
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“As Far as You'll Take Me”
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