It Looks Like This
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Date: September 2016
Duration: 7 hours 3 minutes
A new state, a new city, a new high school. And Mike's father has already found a church for the family to attend, even if Mike and his plainspoken little sister, Toby, don't want to go. Mike's dad also wants him to ditch art for sports, to toughen up, and there's something uneasy behind his demands.
Everything changes when Mike meets Sean, and a simple "hey" turns into games of basketball, partnering on a French project, hanging out after school. A night at the beach. The fierce colors of sunrise. But Mike's father is always watching. And so is Victor from school, cell phone in hand. In guarded, Carver-esque prose that accelerates with a sense of stomach-dropping inevitability, Rafi Mittlefehldt tells a wrenching tale of first love and loss that exposes the undercurrents of a tidy suburban world.
Heartbreaking and ultimately life-affirming, It Looks Like This is a novel of love and family and forgiveness-not just of others, but of yourself.