"A Lolita-like gay love affair unfolds on the stage of sunny suburban Southern California." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Aaron's writing glides like the camera in an Robert Altman ensemble piece, picking up and illuminating details to slowly, invisibly build a greater whole. There's not a word, sentence or piece of dialogue out of place, or unnecessary, in this beautifully rendered meditation on human nature and relationships." -- Gay Times UK
"Krach's engrossing tale offers much insight into various worlds ---from that of gay teens who chill in 7-Eleven parking lots to the emotional landscapes of loss and mourning to young, fresh love." -- TimeOut New York
"An amazingly compelling debut... Aaron Krach proves to be a tremendously talented master of detail." -- OUT magazine
"In his first novel, Aaron Krach has given us the story of two June weeks in the lives of Adam and his friends--days of love, death and coming of age, all rendered with a perfect understanding of how boys at the edge of manhood think and (with more than a couple of laugh-out-loud lines) how they talk. 'Half-Life' is illuminating." -- Elizabeth Stone, author of "A Boy I Once Knew"
From the Publisher
Half-Life is about being-or at least feeling-young and old at the same time. About loving, or wanting to love, but knowing that life and love are both as exuberant and seductive yet two-dimensional and illusory as a billboard along any of Los Angeles's endless freeways.