Phil Stamper

As Far as You’ll Take Me

Online Event
Online event
Tue 28 Sep
19:00 UK
Free, ticketed

This is an online event and will be streamed on our website. Online access is free but please consider paying what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.

From the break-out author of The Gravity of Us comes a heartfelt coming-of-age story about finding your chosen people. Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli.

Marty arrives in London with nothing but his oboe and some savings from his summer job, but he's excited to start his new life – where he's no longer the closeted, shy kid who slips under the radar and is free to explore his sexuality without his parents' disapproval.

From the outside, Marty's life looks like a perfect fantasy: in the span of a few weeks, he's made new friends, he's getting closer with his first ever boyfriend, and he's even travelling around Europe. But Marty knows he can't keep up the facade. He hasn't spoken to his parents since he arrived, he's tearing through his meagre savings, his homesickness and anxiety are getting worse and worse, and he hasn't even come close to landing the job of his dreams. Will Marty be able to find a place that feels like home? 

Reviews

“A beautiful tribute to every queer kid who's ever had to leave their home in order to find one” – Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a Crown

“Phil Stamper has written a heartfelt, triumphant novel about the courage it takes to step out of your comfort zone and the power in finding a family of friends who let you shine. Beautifully evoking the breathlessness of first love and the anguish of first loss, readers will be captivated by every swell in Marty's song” – Maulik Pancholy, Stonewall Honor-winning author of The Best at It

 

As Far as You’ll Take Me is available from the Wigtown Book Festival shop HERE

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