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Describe your latest book.
When people ask what Next Year, for Sure
is about, I say it’s about a lot of things. It’s about a couple who stumble into polyamory. It’s about friendship, and particularly the pain of ending a friendship. It’s about the secret sadness of a seemingly happy couple. It’s about the challenge of growing and changing within a relationship — platonic or otherwise. It’s about connections between people that feel too big to be called "friendship" but aren’t allowed to be called "marriage." And more than anything else, it’s about loneliness, the loneliness of adulthood, the loneliness of watching your lifelong friends disappear into their careers or families and leaving you bereft.
I explain all this to people and then they usually say: “So polyamory, huh?”...