Miles Away from You, by A. B. Rutledge
From debut voice A.B. Rutledge comes a quirky and completely fresh story of young love, loss, and the drastic distances we sometimes have to travel in order to move on. Explores gender identity and the spectrum of sexual preference in an authentic way.
Eighteen months after Vivien, his beloved transgender girlfriend, slipped into a coma after a suicide attempt, eighteen-year-old Miles begins healing while photographing her empty shoes against the stark landscapes of Iceland. Told through a series of instant messages.
"A much-needed story about rediscovering identity after loss."--Kirkus
"The protagonist’s dealing with his loss and his return to art is a touching journey."--School Library Journal
"Quietly striking in both story and setting, Miles’s pursuit of answers and understanding makes for a satisfying read."--Publishers Weekly