La nouvelle société de production américaine Driver+Kent Media a récemment fait l’acquisition des droits audiovisuels du premier roman de Brian Zepka, paru en janvier 2022 chez Disney-Hyperion aux États-Unis. Il s’agira d’une adaptation en série tv qui sera diffusée sur la chaîne Disney+. Aucune date n’a été annoncée pour le moment. (Pour plus de détails, lire l’article du Hollywood Reporter)
Mêlant habilement romance LGBT et science-fiction, le livre raconte l’histoire de Dylan, 16 ans, qui se languit d’amour tout en travaillant chez un glacier de la banlieue de Philadelphie. C’est là qu’il rencontre un jour Jordan, un beau jeune homme qui fait littéralement monter la température :
Sixteen-year-old Dylan Highmark thought his winter was going to be full of boring shifts at the Dairy Queen, until he finds himself in love with a boy who’s literally too hot to handle.
Disney-Hyperion, January 2022
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Dylan has always wanted a boyfriend, but the suburbs surrounding Philadelphia do not have a lot in the way of options. Then, in walks Jordan, a completely normal (and undeniably cute) boy who also happens to run at a cool 110 degrees Fahrenheit. When the boys start spending time together, Dylan begins feeling all kinds of ways, and when he spikes a fever for two weeks and is suddenly coughing flames, he thinks he might be suffering from something more than just a crush. Jordan forces Dylan to keep his symptoms a secret. But as the pressure mounts and Dylan becomes distant with his closest friends and family, he pushes Jordan for answers. Jordan’s revelations of why he’s like this, where he came from, and who’s after him leaves Dylan realizing how much first love is truly out of this world. And if Earth supports life that breathes oxygen, then love can only keep Jordan and Dylan together for so long.
THE TEMPERATURE OF ME AND YOU is the story of first love, and the lengths we’ll go to figure out our hearts. What starts as an electric, chance encounter at a Dairy Queen quickly evolves into a heated romance, a journey of trust and identity, and a ticking clock for survival.
Brian Zepka was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He pursued degrees in biology and public health, and upon graduation worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Virginia where he provided support for programs addressing community health literacy and adolescent sexual health. Brian currently lives in Philadelphia and is a program evaluator for a nonprofit organization focused on chronic disease prevention. THE TEMPERATURE OF ME AND YOU is his first novel.
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