Got 'Til It's Gone by Larry Duplechan

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"With his gift for language, eye for detail and consistent tone of voice, Larry Duplechan has the makings to be a major literary figure." -Edge Publications

This is the first novel by Larry Duplechan in fifteen years, and the fourth to feature his alter ego protagonist Johnnie Ray Rousseau, a gay black man of Louisiana Creole stock. When we first met Johnnie Ray in the novel Blackbird, 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. 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 ages.

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.


About Larry Duplechan

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Larry Duplechan is the author of four novels, including Captain Swing and Tangled Up in Blue. He lives in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Published October 1, 2008 by Arsenal Pulp Press. 210 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Duplechan (Blackbird) revisits the life of gay, black, and sassy Johnnie Ray Rousseau in this tale of love and loss.

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Lambda Literary

Sure to please new readers and old fans alike, the brisk, serio-comic style of Got ‘Til It’s Gonemakes it clear that both Johnnie Ray and Larry Duplechan have ‘still got it’ after all these years.

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