For fans of THE GRAVITY OF US--a glimpse of Cal and Leon's life one year after the launch.
In Houston, NASA's mission to Mars brought "Astrokids" Cal and Leon together. Back in New York one year later, Cal is excited to show his boyfriend the city and finally introduce him to his best friend Deb, but everything feels different, from the ads posted in Times Square to the location of Cal's favorite falafel cart. Deb has new friends, a new apartment--a new life--and Cal isn't sure of his place in it anymore. Though all Cal wanted a year ago was to come back to Brooklyn, he no longer feels like he belongs.
Phil Stamper brings his signature heart, wisdom, and romance to this touching THE GRAVITY OF US short story.
Includes the first chapter of Phil Stamper's sophomore novel, AS FAR AS YOU'LL TAKE ME.
Praise for THE GRAVITY OF US:
YALSA Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Nominee
"From the insider knowledge and space facts to the frank discussions about family, sexuality, and mental health, Stamper's debut was truly out of this world (I'm sorry, I had to)."--Audible Editor's Pick
"Michael Crouch carries the performance here, brilliantly capturing all of Cal's ups and downs, but additional narrators add depth and interest the story. From the host of the reality show 'Shooting Stars' that follows the astronauts and their families, to the show's many guests, the full cast makes this near-future world feel absolutely plausible."--BookRiot, "20 Must-Read New Full-Cast Audiobooks"
"Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us is so interesting and well crafted that it's hard to believe it's his first novel. . . . Readers will root for Cal and Leon, their budding romance, their astronaut families and, of course, the prospect of life among the stars."--BookPage, starred review
"Phil Stamper's The Gravity of Us is the first love, first launch, astronaut story I didn't know I needed. I'm so starry-eyed for this wise, romantic gem of a book."--Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA
"A big-hearted, witty, and intensely relatable debut about reaching for your dreams without losing what grounds you."--Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of ONE OF US IS LYING and TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET