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Jerkbait

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Even though they're identical, Tristan isn't close to his twin Robbie at alluntil Robbie tries to kill himself. Forced to share a room to prevent Robbie from hurting himself, the brothers begin to feel the weight of each other's lives on the ice, and off. Tristan starts seeing his twin not as a hockey star whose shadow Tristan can't escape, but a struggling gay teen terrified about coming out in the professional sports world. Robbie's future in the NHL is plagued by anxiety and the mounting pressure from their dad, coach, and scouts, while Tristan desperately fights to create his own future, not as a hockey player but a musical theatre performer. As their season progresses and friends turn out to be enemies, Robbie finds solace in an online stranger known only as "Jimmy2416." Between keeping Robbie's secret and saving him from taking his life, Tristan is given the final call: sacrifice his dream for a brother he barely knows, or pursue his own path. How far is Robbie willing to goand more importantly, how far is Tristan willing to go to help him?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 18mm | 228g
  • Jolly Fish Press
  • Provo, United States
  • English
  • 1631630660
  • 9781631630668
  • 270,147

Review quote

"Mia Siegert's poignant, vibrant first novel deals with issues of sexual orientation, which makes it very timely, and with issues of the human heart, which makes it timeless." Mark Spencer, award-winning author, A Haunted Love Story: The Ghosts of the Allen House "Poignant in the real sense: sharply drawn, pointed, and piercing." David Galef, award-winning author, How to Cope with Suburban Stressshow more

About Mia Siegert

Mia Siegert has been published in Clapboard House, Word Riot, The Limn Literary & Arts Journal as well as a few other small presses. A short reading of JERKBAIT was performed by the New Jersey Playwrights Association where it was tremendously received. Siegert currently works as an adjunct professor and a costume designer. She lives in New Jersey.show more

Rating details

731 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 33% (244)
4 27% (201)
3 21% (154)
2 11% (79)
1 7% (53)
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