We are pleased to announce the publication of A Story of Now by Australian author Emily O’Beirne. This new adult lesbian novel is Emily’s fiction debut.
A Story of Now explores the blossoming of a relationship in that turbulent period between high school and adulthood. This bittersweet story of self-discovery reminds us of what it’s like to be on the cusp of life, with so many choices set before you, yet feeling like you have none.
Nineteen-year-old Melbourne university student Claire Pearson knows she needs a life. And some new friends. But brittle, beautiful, and just a little bit too sassy for her own good sometimes, she no longer makes friends easily. She has no clue where to start on the whole life front, either. Not after a confidence-shattering year dogged by bad break-ups, friends who have become strangers, and her constant failure to meet her parents sky-high expectations.
When Robbie and Mia walk into Claire’s workplace, they seem the least likely people to help her find a life. But despite Claire’s initial attempts to alienate them, an unexpected new friendship develops. And it’s the warm, brilliant Mia who seems to get Claire like no one has before.
During a tumultuous summer Claire finds new friends and a new sense of self. And with Mia, she finds an attraction strong enough she is finally willing to break all her own romantic rules and put her feelings on the line. If Mia only will let her.