15 Works in Pella Affenlight/Mike Schwartz

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    It's a ridiculous fantasy of Guert's, to run away to NYC with Owen, to get an apartment and hold hands on Eighth Avenue. Owen, however, thinks it's a great idea.

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    Guert Affenlight owns and manages Bartleby's bar in the college town of Westish, Wisconsin. Searching for decent espresso, he checks out Café Oo, that hipsterish student place with a crazily talented barista named Henry and a bored busboy called Owen who reads when he should be working. Owen and Guert soon find that they have more in common than coffee.

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    Henry comes back to Westish to help out his friends and decide whether to stay.

    Spoilers for the entire book.

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    Mike has no more games and no more studies, no job, no girlfriend, and - in a couple of weeks - nowhere to live. Fortunately, what he does have are some friends.

    Title paraphrased from Marcus Aurelius. Spoilers for the entire book.

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    Owen looks after an exhausted Guert and tries to prepare for the prospect of them both leaving Westish.

    Spoilers for the entire novel.

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    1
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    86
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    Openly-gay Owen gets drafted by a major league baseball team. He has no intention of actually signing up until the hate mail starts.

    Spoilers for the entire book from the start.

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    English
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    2
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    7
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    1
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    454
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    Pella checks out the Bremens' house with Owen and her dad, trying to come to terms with what the future may hold for all three of them.

    Spoilers for the entire novel.

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    5,526
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    Owen's doing his PhD at Harvard; Guert's the now openly-gay president of Westish and an acclaimed author. They haven't seen each other in two years. Owen decides to win back his man.

    Spoilers for most of the book. Title from Whitman.

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    1
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    How Sarah met Guert, Guert acquired a daughter, and Pella tried to live up to the legacies of both her parents.

    Spoilers for the novel. Largely pre-canon, but with one post-canon section.

    Language:
    English
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    8,350
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
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    3
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    176
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    Owen's mom comes to visit the Affenlights and their boyfriends for Christmas. Contango is ecstatic.

    Spoilers for the entire novel. The title comes from the "Merry Christmas" chapter of Moby-Dick.

    Series
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    1/1
    Kudos:
    8
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    74
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    Henry's dead. How can his friends go on living?

    Spoilers for the entire novel.

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    4
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    1
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    “Were you expecting something else?” Pella asked. “Some kind of sex-induced apocalypse?”

    Henry scratched the back of his head. “Er,” he said. “Well…”

    Spoilers for most of the book. And also zombies.

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    6
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    192
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    It's been twenty-five years since Owen graduated from Westish, but now he's being called back - to see old friends, play one more baseball game, and perhaps lay a few ghosts to rest.

    Major spoilers for the entire book from the very beginning.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    10,512
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    13
    Kudos:
    11
    Bookmarks:
    2
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    601
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    It began with a phone call...

    Spoilers for the entire novel. AU in the sense that one major event from the end of the novel happened differently. Title from a talk given by Mr. Harbach.

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    4
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    5
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    222
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    Guert's inability to imagine a future with Owen doesn't preclude it from happening anyway.

    Spoilers for the entire novel. AU in the sense that one major event from the end of the novel happened differently. Title and various quotes from Melville.

    Series
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    English
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    7,811
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    2
    Kudos:
    5
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    154

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