Endangered Species by Louis Bayard
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"In his witty and beautifully written novels, Louis Bayard is establishing Washington D.C. as the District of Comedy."-Bob Smith, author of Openly Bob, and Way to Go Smith

The Broome family is facing an uncertain future; however no one but youngest son Nick seems to notice. Driven by an inexplicable but driving certainty that they are on the brink of extinction, Nick vows to bring a child into the world by whatever means necessary. The problem? Nick is gay. The brave new world of parenting is explored as never before in Louis Bayard's new novel, which is full of the dry wit, snaking plot turns, and vivid, well-rounded characters that earned raves and fans for his first novel, Fool's Errand. Nick's quest for a surrogate mother will draw him to schizophrenics, Hispanic immigrants, body-pierced teenagers, female escorts, a God-fearing phlebotomist, an itinerant matchmaker, and an unbalanced but irrepressible young woman named Nattie, who ultimately may provide what he is seeking in the way he least expected. Alternately moving and very, very funny, Nick Broome's quest to leave a mark on the world drives straight to the heart of the evolving nature of love and family.

Louis Bayard is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Nerve.Com, Genre, Lambda Book Report, and the Washington Blade among others. He is the author of Fool's Errand, and lives in Washington, D.C.

 

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A writer, book reviewer, and the author of Mr. Timothy a A writer, book reviewer, and the author of Mr. Timothy and "The Pale Blue Eye", Louis Bayard has written for the "Nend "The Pale Blue Eye", Louis Bayard has written for the "New York Times", "Washington Post", and Salon.com, among otherw York Times", "Washington Post", and Salon.com, among other media outlets. He lives in Washington, D.C. media outlets. He lives in Washington, D.C.
 
Published April 1, 2001 by Alyson Books. 265 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this well-crafted second novel, Nick Broome, the youngest son of a Washington, D.C., family, is facing an existential crisis, namely, the demise of his nonprocreative clan's family name.

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