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An Emotionally Charged LGBTQ+ Punk Rock Mystery That Will Leave You “Bouncing Off the Partitions”

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written by Liz Larson; on sale July 19, 2023

A heart-pounding story of affection and thriller, of self-discovery and suspense, stuffed with the thousand conflicts . . . that make life so lovely and so painful. It is a story I’ll be selecting up once more.”

— Morgan Jensen, guide blogger

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, July 21, 2023/ — Belle Isle Books of Richmond, Virginia, is happy to announce the launch of a up to date LGBTQ+ thriller for the younger and new grownup viewers, ‘Fireflies and Zeroes,’ written by Liz Larson.

A yr has handed since Max, the cussed however charismatic chief of the pop-punk band The Technology, retreated from the fame he engineered, sending the band spiraling into an indefinite hiatus. However now, in a telephone name to his finest pal Jason, the band’s guitarist, Max declares he’s prepared to return again. Jason, who grew up alongside Max and tends to glamorize even his most self-serving eccentricities, is keen to reunite—and determined for a brighter future following a lonely summer season punctuated by the violent rally that made his and Max’s hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia the topic of nationwide headlines. Nonetheless, Tara, the band’s drummer and voice of cause, is extra skeptical of Max’s obvious return—particularly since, as the opening present of their tour approaches, Max stays moody and withdrawn, even sending his brother Alex to occasions in his place.

At a celebration to have fun the begin of their tour, tensions over Max’s reclusive conduct flare between Jason and Tara, and later that evening, chaos erupts as Alex—who’s standing in for Max—and an unrelated lookalike are each attacked. Immediately, the actual Max is nowhere to be discovered—sending Jason and his fellow band members spinning right into a spiral of confusion that can go away Jason questioning all the things from his sexuality to his sense of actuality.

An spectacular, passionate debut novel as advanced and wealthy as the city it portrays in loving element, ‘Fireflies and Zeroes’ was launched on July 19, 2023.

‘February 2018, Charlottesville, Virginia.

‘The Technology is again—lastly. Over the course of a yearlong hiatus, the pop-punk trio has seen their beloved hometown rocked by racist violence and endured months of radio silence from their good but unstable entrance man, Max. However guitarist Jason is able to put all of that behind him when a late-night name from Max reconnects the lifelong mates and reunites the band.

‘At a celebration on the eve of the band’s reunion tour, Jason watches in horror as Max is thrown to his demise off a balcony—or so he thinks. In the chaotic hours that comply with, two issues turn into clear: the sufferer on the balcony was an imposter, and—as normal—there aren’t any easy solutions in terms of the actual Max. He’s simply . . . gone.

‘Troubled by the emotional storms that drove Max away even earlier than his disappearance, however determined to convey him dwelling, Jason resolves to search out Max himself. In the lengthy winter shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Jason units out on a race towards time to save lots of his pal. In doing so, he unravels a collection of unusual private truths about the folks and locations he cares about most.’

About the Writer

Liz Larson has spent half of her life in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the different half in State School, Pennsylvania. She loves each of her hometowns, faults and all. Regardless of her “actual” job as a physics graduate scholar, her internal emo child continues to be going sturdy. You can often discover her writing, enjoying bass, or out exploring the countryside—in all circumstances, surrounded by her animals and much, far too many Inexperienced Day albums.

Interviews obtainable upon request.

Belle Isle Books, an imprint of Brandylane Publishers, Inc., is an impartial press positioned in Richmond, Virginia that has revealed books since 1985.


‘Fireflies and Zeroes’ (paperback, 208 pages, $17.95 / Kindle e-book, $9.99) is accessible from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and different wonderful booksellers.

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