Tom and Huck are gay teenagers stuck in the shabby, little village of St. Petersburg, Missouri, 1850. Surrounded by familiar characters—Aunt Polly, Becky, half-brother Sid, Big Jim, and more—Tom searches for love in all the wrong places, Huck learns to show initiative when it comes to matters of the heart, and Sid (destined to be an performance artist) struggles to survive all forms of shame. But as romance blossoms, Aunt Polly won’t have no more of the boys’ antics: “Nobody breaks the law in my house!” That is, until the ultimate deal is made.
In the spirit of Mark Twain, these alternative adventures are familiar but quirky, sweet but dark, Americana but inclusive—a gay rom-com novella for the LGBTQI+ community and allies.
- Historical Fiction
- Mature Young Adult