Got 'Til It's Gone

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ReadHowYouWant, 2010 - Fiction - 277 pages
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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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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

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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

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