★ Winner of the 2012 Montana Book Award and Finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award and a Lambda Literary Award ★
Trailer shot and edited by Trevor Holden.
In her useful (and wholly quotable) book on craft, Mystery & Manners, Flannery O'Connor wrote: "A story is a way to say something that can't be said any other way, and it takes every word of the story to say what the meaning is. You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anyone asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story."
Keeping O'Connor's words in mind, here are some notes on the novel's "aboutness":