OUT is a novel that is too controversial for the traditional publishing world. But we want to get it out there, and we need funds to publish paper copies of the book and to publicize it. It's due out in October 2012.
It takes place in a world where same-sex couples (Parallels) run the government in close association with a powerful religious organization. Opposite-sex couples (Perpendiculars) are criminalized, sent to rehabilitation camps, and treated as outcasts.
Into this world comes Chris Bryant, son of a powerful minister. Chris has always been faithful to his Anglicant religion – even though he’s never felt like everyone else, never felt…Parallel. And then it happens: he meets her. Carmen. Daughter of one of the leading Perpendicular prosecutors…the girl he knows he can’t live without. Carmen has always thought the treatment of Perps is barbaric – but to actually be one? To fall in love with Chris and openly admit to it is suicide.Their only chance to be together is the Underground, a secret society Chris’s sister introduces him to that is determined to mount an attack against the social restrictions of the Anglicant church. They want to make an example of Chris and Carmen, two Perps from high social families, to become the catalyst for an uprising that will threaten the traditions of their society’s families and church.
But the cost of involvement just might be death for them both.
OUT is a thrilling new young adult speculative fiction novel (yup, that’s right – no apocalyptic cause here, just speculation on conscious survival of the species rather than natural selection) by Laura Preble, author of The Queen Geek Social Club trilogy (Berkley JAM). School Library Journal hailed Laura as “expertly handl[ing] the ups and downs of teenage friendship and romance, as well as...real characters who go through the typical trials of teenage life.”
We need funds to publish copies of the book and to help publicize it. Help us get OUT out there!
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