A powerful, and at times heartbreaking, portrait of what it looks like to love through the good times and the bad, and that offers both a prayer and a plea: 'You'll break me if you let me go...' Tyler Peters
is one thing to his mother: a disappointment. Because unlike his straight, married brother, he's gay and still single. Because he hardly visits or calls home anymore. And because, most of all, he valiantly chases his own ambitions and not those his mother has set for his life. Nathaniel Montgomery
is an acclaimed writer who is terrified of ending up like his father...who killed himself. That's because Nathaniel, too, has tried-and failed-to take his own life. And without a compelling reason to live, most days are like a game of Russian Roulette: Will he get to live in the day or struggle to survive it?
Through a dating app, Tyler and Nathaniel discover each other and, after a flurry of messages, agree to meet-each bringing their own set of ground rules and the scars of failed relationships. Yet despite the 'awkwardness' of their first meeting, it's clear that there's an intense connection between them. A connection that, in each other's presence, allows them to, finally, be themselves.
But as their world together grows, Nathaniel's begins to slip away...
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and Everybody but Me
that follow Scott Davenport on his journey to adulthood-and, ultimately, finding his place in the world. But it all comes at a cost...