Until September: A Gay Coming-of-Age Love Story

Until September: A Gay Coming-of-Age Love Story

by Harker Jones

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"I was so young when it all began that the blame hardly feels like mine. ..."

So begins Until September, a sensual, poignant throwback to haunting love stories like Brokeback Mountain, Call Me By Your Name, Atonement, Endless Love and Splendor in the Grass.

In the lull between the conservative '50s and the turbulent '60s, Kyle Ryan Quinn, an introspective, sentimental boy, leads a golden life. He's rich, beautiful and smart, and he vacations each year on the same island with the same circle of friends: entitled Adonis Trent; acerbic Claudia; practical Dana; and frivolous Carly. Haunted by the ghosts of a tragedy that took place in his youth, Kyle is more sensitive than his privileged friends. He understands loss, and secrets.

When he meets Jack Averill, a quiet, bookish boy, his fateful 18th summer on the island, Kyle falls hopelessly, heedlessly in love. As he befriends and attempts to woo Jack — and tries to integrate him into his tight-knit yet troubled circle — he's pursued himself by another summer boy, Trey, who will stop at nothing to win Kyle's love, all while Trent toys with the affections of an island girl. Amid mounting familial, sexual and peer pressures, all four young men make heartbreaking decisions that will steal their innocence, destroy lives and consume them forever.

Until September is not just another gay romance, coming-out or coming-of-age story. It's a compulsively readable, authentically emotional tale of obsessive first love with vivid, relatable characters who will take your breath away and break your heart. If you like Brokeback Mountain and Call Me By Your Name, you'll fall in love with Kyle as he navigates his own summer of love.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162274544
Publisher: Harker Jones
Publication date: 07/09/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 936,769
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hello! Thanks for checking out my page and “Until September.”

I grew up on a dirt road in Michigan and started writing when I was 13. I was inspired to write “Until September” while I was suffering an unrequited crush on a beautiful boy. He was lovely and kind but he was with someone else, so I channeled my emotions into a book.

I now live in LA where I’ve taken up screenwriting, having adapted my first novel, a mystery-thriller, into a screenplay called “Never Have I Ever.” I have seven completed feature scripts, focusing mostly on comedy and horror. My first short script, “Cole & Colette,” won the Get It Made contest, the prize of which was to have it produced. What a great prize! It’s currently been accepted into 23 film fests so far and received several honors. It’s a six-minute thriller and can be viewed here if you’re interested in checking it out:


I’m the book reviews editor of the literary journal Gertrude Press. If you’d like to support queer arts, consider becoming a patron at https://www.patreon.com/GertrudePress.

I’m a member of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, have an Emmy-winning producer for a partner, and we’re the proud parents of a demon-cat named Holly. I love horror movies, cats, autumn and carbs, and I’m a card-carrying member of Mensa.

If you’d like to follow my adventures, you can find me at:

IG: @harker_j
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UntilSeptemberBook/


Harker Jones

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