This romantic suspense thriller is about "a love story amidst an act of violence." Two parallel narratives intertwine and unfold in this coming-of-age story that is a retrospective dive into pop culture, an overview of the high school experience, and a societal and psychological commentary.
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With the sound of gunshots, the crowd erupts in crying and screams. Some of them wonder what to do, some worry, all wanting to make it out alive. Evan finds he doesn't think of himself at all but about Judith. Where could she be? Is she safe?
Before that dreaded day, Evan is a new transfer to Washington High School, where he's reunited with his best friends from childhood. He's a typical slacker who would rather sketch and daydream than pay attention in class, waiting for the bell to ring so he can go to the arcade and comic book shop after school. When he meets Judith, who aims for perfection and top honors, they slowly grow closer and closer. Evan is unsure how he feels, if he fits in or what he wants out of life. And before he can think things through, he finds out a new member of his group of friends is being bullied...
Now, Evan runs through the hallways, building to building. Where is Judith? Can he find her in time? And why does something about the shooter seem so familiar?
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WASHINGTON is a former NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) project and was crowdfunded through Indiegogo. It features an Asian American love interest, geek humor and easter egg references to 90s and 2000s movies, music, video games, comic books, anime and manga. A portion of all profit goes to various charities.
Author: Thomas J. III Gebhardt
Publisher: Publisher Ghoti
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.79d