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ISBN: 9781250147448304 Pages
Brett Easton Ellis with an Instagram account
You know Konrad from your various social feeds – sun kissed, gym ripped and always having a better time than you. Or is he?
Konrad Platt needed to get out of town. Heartbroken after his boyfriend left him for another man, Konrad abandoned his life in London for the warm sun and blue surf of LA. Here he attends parties in the Hollywood Hills filled with handsome men and beautiful women, snorts mountains of Adderall, and dances the weekends away at Coachella with each move endlessly documented on social media. He mends his broken heart through dating apps, constantly scrolling through profiles and chatting with a seemingly endless supply of men, each one handsomer than the last. But when one captures his heart, a twisted modern romance takes root that’s thrilling, confusing, and devastating – revealing that underneath this perfectly curated profile is a man desperate for real connection.
In Into? North Morgan shines a coolly mesmerizing light on the modern generation of gay men that are living firmly outside the closet, freed from the shadow of AIDS and elevated by popular culture, but plagued by a new set of problems, insecurities and self-destructions. As the men of Into? swipe right from bed to bed, North Morgan spins a darkly hilarious, and shockingly perceptive story of excess and love that’s like nothing you’ve ever read.
My name is Konrad Platt and I have now been in America for eight days. This is a homecoming of sorts, as I was actually born here. My father is American. My mother is German. I lived here for only the first...
Praise for Into?
"This is as sad and funny as a manatee in a hip bath. The pursuit of happiness has never been more amusing or pointless."
— Edmund White
"Into? Captures this cyber gay moment so incisively I was snickering through every cringe. For Grindr-curious straight folks who have heard alluring stories, brace for an even weirder, raucous and relentlessly funny ride."
— Dave Cullen, New York Times bestselling author of Columbine
"Morgan flawlessly captures one of the most troubling subdivisions of our urban landscape. The message-only relationships, the gym-dysmorphia, and the app-driven depression make emojis more orgasmic than sex, biceps larger than calves, and numbness the peak. As you pray for an asteroid to hit earth or the Black Death to come back, you realize that you have adopted most of ‘Into?’ characters’ traits—you are just not as good as they are. You pause and wonder what to hope for next. Into? becomes "Now what?". These are our gay times."
— Ioannis Pappos, author of Hotel Living