This is not just a great coming out story. It taps perceptively and movingly into family relationships and Martin Wilson uses a clever idea to do so. Brothers James and Alex may have a seemingly disfunctional relationship following Alex's suicide attempt. But the emotional dislocation of their ten-year old neighbour, Henry, who does not know who his own father is, feeds an unconscious realisation that their own awkward relationship, and a classically teenage intolerance of their parents, are nonetheless rooted in the security of abiding love. And it is that stability that allows Alex to develop his attraction and love for his friend Nathen without guilt, albeit not without pain. Wilson conveys brilliantly the ability of James and Alex to feel profoundly while not having the experience to analyse and categorise what it is they are feeling. He is also pitch-perfect in his portrayal of the parents who, to their sons, are irritating and embarassing but whose unfailing love and support are as essential as it they are unacknowledged, save by the occasional subtle but significant gesture. This understatement of emotion is one of the book's most attractive traits. Let's hope Martin Wilson's first book is not his last.