|By (author):||Hutchinson, Shaun David|
|Subject:||YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings|
|Size:||8.25in x 5.50in|
|From The Publisher*||From the author of We Are the Ants and The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes the heartbreaking story of a boy who believes the universe is slowly shrinking as things he remembers are being erased from others' memories.|
Tommy and Ozzie have been best friends since the second grade, and boyfriends since eighth. They spent countless days dreaming of escaping their small town-and then Tommy vanished.
More accurately, he ceased to exist, erased from the minds and memories of everyone who knew him. Everyone except Ozzie.
Ozzie doesn't know how to navigate life without Tommy, and soon he suspects that something else is going on: that the universe is shrinking.
When Ozzie is paired up with new student Calvin on a physics project, he begins to wonder if Calvin could somehow be involved. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is for him to deny the feelings developing between them, even if he still loves Tommy.
But Ozzie knows there isn't much time left to find Tommy-that once the door closes, it can't be opened again. And he's determined to keep it open as long as it takes to get his boyfriend back.
|Review Quote*||"Hutchinson's excellent novel of ideas invites readers to wonder about their place in a world that often seems uncaring and meaningless. The novel is never didactic; on the contrary, it is unfailingly dramatic and crackling with characters who become real upon the page. Will Henry press the button? We all await his decision."|
|Review Quote*||"Hutchinson has crafted an unflinching portrait of the pain and confusion of young love and loss, thoughtfully exploring topics like dementia, abuse, sexuality, and suicide as they entwine with the messy work of growing up."|
|Review Quote*||"Effectively combines the best of elements of Nick Burd's The Vast Fields of Ordinary (Dial, 2009) with hints of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five. Highly recommended."|