Talking Queer Books: The Darkness Outside Us

Join us for Talking Queer Books in August as we discuss The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer! This young adult novel is a 2022 Stonewall Honor Book and it's being adapted into a film by Elliot Page!

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About The Darkness Outside Us

"A sci-fi adventure, a star-crossed romance, and a thrilling mystery all rolled into one. The Darkness Outside Us exudes a hope and love for humanity that makes readers proud to be alive." - Em, queer bookseller and Talking Queer Books co-host


They Both Die at the End meets Gravity in this mind-bending sci-fi mystery and tender love story about two boys aboard a spaceship sent on a rescue mission, from two-time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer. Stonewall Honor Award winner!

Two boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission.

Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There's more that doesn't add up: evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship's operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed--not when he's rescuing his own sister.

In order to survive the ship's secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other . . . especially once they discover what they are truly up against. Love might be the only way to survive.

Event date: 
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Talking Leaves... Books
951 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
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ISBN: 9780062888235
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Katherine Tegen Books - May 10th, 2022

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