Gabe Dillon’s life changes when he gazes across his new school’s commons and spies handsome Kerem Uzun, and he wants to know more. Kerem is senior class president and is very well-liked. He comes from a family of doctors, is of Turkish heritage, and he is Muslim. At first, Gabe doesn’t understand the ritual he sees Kerem performing. But as the boys bond, Gabe is eager to learn about Islam. He’s falling in love with a boy who may or may not be gay, a boy whose religion may condemn Gabe’s open homosexuality. Complicating the budding relationship is Timur, Kerem’s cousin, who has grown up alongside Kerem after a family tragedy left Timur homeless. But as Kerem grows into his identity and learns how it fits into his devout practice of faith, Timur becomes more rigid and fundamental. And he isn’t the only one opposed to the friendship between Kerem and Gabe. Can they forge a lasting relationship amid so many challenges?
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About the Author
Russell J. Sanders wants his novels to bolster the confidence of gay teens and help educate others. Russell’s writing joins his long career of acting, singing, and teaching—adding to his passions for cooking and reading. He lives with his husband in Houston, Texas.