The Short While (2021)


After a party, two men accidentally swap their jackets and are thrust into a most opportune meeting. In each other they find what they’ve been missing. Love. Companionship. Trust. Honesty. Vulnerability. And they find everything they feared. Tragedy. Loss. Loss of self. Loss of freedom. Loss of each other.

From: Simon & Schuster

Notes on This Title

This title focuses on a relationship between two men. There are several queer female supporting characters.

An act of violence is a central event in this title, and an attempted suicide is discussed.




“It’s a bravely messy story about dealing with trauma, on a personal and a societal level, and searching for happiness in an imperfect world.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)



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