All We Have Is Now: A Novel

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Macmillan, Jun 15, 2002 - Fiction - 294 pages
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Ian McBride, a principal in a prominent repertory theater company, erected an emotional wall after his longtime lover died of AIDS. But during rehearsals for The Tempest, Jimmy Davidson, the actor playing Ariel, begins to chip away at Ian's walls. After twelve years along, Ian finds himself once again deeply and happily in love. Despite the usual bumps of any relationship, Ian and Jimmy begin to slowly weave their lives together.

But during a visit to his family's home in Kimberley, Texas, Jimmy is savagely murdered in a bias attack. Wanting revenge and needing the solace and closure he never found after his first lover's death, Ian goes to Kimberley for Jimmy's funeral and the trial. Buffeted by the media that have descended to cover the sensational case, and regarded with suspicion and distaste by the town and by Jimmy's equally bereft parents, Ian is isolated and alone with his rage, sadness, and loss. That is, until he finds an unlikely ally in the person of Jimmy's beloved grandmother, Livie, a woman of great compassion and emotional fire, and with a secret history of her own.

All We Have Is Now is a moving and powerful novel of love and loss, of hate and understanding, of grief and resolution.
 

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
18
Section 4
29
Section 5
39
Section 6
58
Section 7
81
Section 8
88
Section 12
129
Section 13
136
Section 14
149
Section 15
168
Section 16
187
Section 17
222
Section 18
228
Section 19
235

Section 9
99
Section 10
106
Section 11
111
Section 20
247
Section 21
277
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About the author (2002)

Robert Taylor, a U.S. Army captain from 1963 to 1967, served in Vietnam and received a Bronze Star. Author of The Innocent, he has been a journalist and editor of several magazines. Born and raised in Texas, he lives in Blue Hill, Maine.

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