Back Where He Started

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Alyson Publications, 2006 - Fiction - 271 pages
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“A gorgeous celebration of love and family, a vivid re-imagining of what it means to be a parent, an anthem of endurance through faith, a hard-won comedy of healing and balm.”—Paul Russell, author of War Against the Animals and The Coming Storm

As he embraces the patchwork of his new life, a middle-aged gay man living in a North Carolina beach town comes to terms with the sudden departure of his lover and earns a new appreciation of his role as heart of the home to his grown children.

Jay Quinn is the founding editor and executive editor of The Haworth Press' Southern Tier Editions. He is the author of Metes and Bounds and The Mentor and has edited Rebel Yell: Stories of Contemporary Southern Gay Men.

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User Review  - SSchnell - LibraryThing

Not the best writing, but the subject matter is so deliciously rare it's well worth the read. There are so few books written about mature gay men and alternative family arrangements. This book stands ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bembo - LibraryThing

Chris Thayer begins his story just after Thanksgiving as he is about to leave the house that he has shared with his 'husband' Zack Rowan for the last twenty two years. Chris moved in with Zack shortly ... Read full review


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Jay Quinn is the author of Back Where He Started, Metes and Bounds and The Mentor, and the editor of Rebel Yell: Stories of Contemporary Southern Gay Men. He lives in South Florida.

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