The Short While (Hardcover)
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After a party, two men accidentally swap their jackets and are thrust into a most opportune meeting in this tragic but redemptive love story about two men who meet, quickly fall in love, and are separated by an act of violence and trauma.
LOVE. LOSS. REDEMPTION.
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.
Acclaimed cartoonist Jeremy Sorese (Curveball) presents a tragic but redemptive love story about two men who meet, quickly fall in love, and then find themselves falling apart when an unexpected event changes both their lives forever
"An epic that’s part science fiction, part allegory, and part offbeat queer love story."-Publishers Weekly review
"The acclaimed creator of Curveball and Steven Universe alum, Jeremy Sorese, delivers a tale that takes on it all: love, loss and everything in between. Just what you need for when you’re all cape-d out."
“THE SHORT WHILE is Jeremy’s crowning achievement, a wide open door into his gorgeous and singular world. It’s a perfect storm of reality, unbridled invention, and unrelenting queerness that draws you into its center and never lets go.”
— Will Wiesenfeld (Baths), musician
“THE SHORT WHILE is a thrilling triumph that poignantly conveys how queer people experience trauma and how new events can cause eruptions that heal old wounds. It is a spiritually transformative sci-fi thriller that proves Sorese's artistry is boundless.”
— Sasha Velour, Drag Queen
"Sorese’s rounded, jiggly artwork softens the harder edges and infuses the characters with nervous energy."
— Publishers Weekly
"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."
— Publishers Weekly