“A Manic Must-Read About Love and Loss” – Literary Man
“Expertly-paced. Dark. Gorgeous.” – The Rumpus
“Completely screwed-up and fantastic.” – Continual Progress
Bestselling Independent Novel – Strand Book Store
On the night he decides to jump off his Upper West Side rooftop, a prep school teen encounters a lost girl dancing on the ledge. They split cigarettes, spill secrets, and hatch an unexpected plan: to play out a romantic relationship over the course of one night, and discover whether magic can truly exist. As the game propels them through scattered haunts of the city, the line that separates fantasy from reality blurs, leading each to reconsider what is real, what is illusion, and whether the dawn will bring with it a new beginning or a violent end.
In his triumphant debut novel, newcomer Nathaniel Kressen weaves a real-time psychological love story, introducing two unforgettable characters searching for meaning in post-9/11 New York City.
Video by Nathaniel Kressen. Concept by Nathaniel & Jessie T. Kressen. Song “Charm Bracelet” by Matt roi Berger (Teen Girl Scientist Monthly). All rights reserved.