Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchison
Available At: Rampart
Categories : Anti-Religion, Cursing, LGBTQ+, Sexual
Description: Fifteen-year-old Jack and sixteen-year-old Wilhelm, assistants to–and captives of–rival magicians, fall in love against the backdrop of Seattle’s 1908 world’s fair, the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
YA Label?: No
Notes: This book contains alternate sexualities; inexplicit sexual activities; mild/infrequent profanity; and controversial religious commentary
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Page 178: “How?” he asked, finally. “How is it possible?” “God,” I said. “God’s a con.”
Page 361: I pounced on Jack and kissed him until he begged me to stop. And even then, I did so only with regret.
Page 496: There was nowhere in the United States in 1909 where Jack and Wil or Ruth and Jessamy would have been able to openly have a relationship with one another. The only people who lived lives free of discrimination in 1909 were cisgender heterosexual white men, and none of my protagonists fit into that category.
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