Got 'Til It's Gone
As funny, warm, and sexy as its protagonist, Got 'til it's Gone is the first novel by Larry Duplechan in fifteen years, and the fourth to feature his alter-ego Johnnie Ray Rousseau, a gay black man of Louisiana Creole stock. When we first met Johnnie Ray in the 1986 novel Blackbird - the first gay black coming-out novel ever published - he was a gay teenager in love with the star of a high school play; now he's forty-eight, still handsome and gym-built but admittedly vain and looking down the short road to fifty with some chagrin. In the midst of a midlife crisis, he falls for a much younger man with some serious Daddy issues; throughout it all, Johnnie Ray tries to look at love (and his life) from both sides now (to borrow a phrase from his idol, Joni Mitchell). Got 'til it's Gone is a queer romantic comedy for the twenty-first century.
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Got 'Til It's GoneUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
It's been 15 years since Duplechan's last novel, Captain Swing, and once again he is featuring Johnnie Ray Rousseau, a 48-year-old gay black man of Louisiana Creole stock. Now, Johnnie is having a midlife crisis and falls for a much younger man. Read full review
Review: Got 'Til It's GoneUser Review - Arsenal - Goodreads
Nominated for a 2008 Lambda Literary Award, Gay Romance. The winners will be announced at a gala on May 28 in New York. Read full review