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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.
About the Author
Larry Duplechan is the author of four previous novels, including Blackbird, published in a new edition by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2006. He is a deacon at the Metropolitan Community Church in the Valley in North Hollywood, California and lives in his hometown of Los Angeles with his life partner of thirty-two years.
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- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (October 1, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1551522446
- ISBN-13: 978-1551522449
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