Zack Smedley was born and raised in southern Maryland, in an endearing county almost no one has heard of. He has a degree in Chemical Engineering from UMBC and currently works within the field. As a member of the LGBT community, his goal is to give a voice to marginalized young adults through gritty, morally complex narratives. He spends his free time building furniture, baking, tinkering with electronics, and managing his obsession with the works of Aaron Sorkin. Deposing Nathan is his first novel. You can find him online at http://www.zacksmedleyauthor.com.
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For sixteen years, Nate was the perfect son—the product of a no-nonsense upbringing and deep spiritual faith. Then he met Cam, who pushed him on everything he knew: how to break rules, how to dream, and how to accept himself. Conflicted, Nate began to push back. With each push, the boys became more entangled in each others’ worlds…but they also spiraled closer to their breaking points. And now all of it has fallen apart after a fistfight-turned-deadly-incident—one that’s left Nate with a stab wound and Cam in jail.
Now Nate is being ordered to give a statement—delivered under oath and dictated by his vindictive family—that will send his best friend to prison. The problem is, the real story of what happened between them isn’t as simple or straightforward as anyone thinks. With all eyes on him, Nate will have to make his confessions about what led up to that night with Cam…and in doing so, risk tearing both of their lives apart.
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