Just by looking at him : a novel

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New York : Atria Books, 2022.
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New York : Atria Books, 2022.
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292 pages ; 22 cm


"From the first line of Just by Looking at Him, you'll know this story is so much more than boy meets boy. First, there's the humor. Elliot is a writer who spends his days navigating the back stabbing, the pressure, and the day to day snark of writing aggressively average television. In laugh out loud detail, we're immediately with him on his journey to try to get his lines onto the screen. But there's a deeper, and more poignant, story beating at the heart of this would be rom com. Instead of the usual boy meets boy, the person you really fall in love, the one you're rooting for until the end, is the protagonist himself. As a gay man with cerebral palsy, Elliot has always searched for the one, and he thought he found that person in Gus, his doting boyfriend. And yet, he can't seem to stop cheating. Elliot falls into a rabbit hole of sex, drinking, and addiction, and ultimately learns that the person he truly needs to learn to accept is himself. As incisive commentary on gay life today, a heart centered, laugh out loud exploration of self and a rare insight into life as a person with disabilities who refuses to be a victim, critics and readers alike will fall in love with this story"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

O'Connell, R. (2022). Just by looking at him: a novel (First atria books hardcover edition.). Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Connell, Ryan, 1986-. 2022. Just By Looking At Him: A Novel. New York: Atria Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

O'Connell, Ryan, 1986-. Just By Looking At Him: A Novel New York: Atria Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

O'Connell, Ryan. Just By Looking At Him: A Novel First atria books hardcover edition., Atria Books, 2022.

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