This One's Going to Last Forever reflects both the naïve optimism of those who have yet to learn about love — and the cynicism of those who feel that by now they should know better.
Clara, a university student working at the McGill Daily, discovers that in love and politics, commitment is often more imagined than real. Kelly and Sonya share a bond that has less to do with love than with their dependence on each other and a succession of friends who supply them with heroin. A middle-aged man who performs drive-through weddings dressed as Elvis realizes, as he marries his first same-sex couple, that the only domestic partner he is ever likely to have is his ailing father. But when he ends his latest relationship, an unlikely friendship results.
The characters in these darkly comic stories and novella may be searching for love in all the wrong places, but they are also able to find love in the most unexpected places.
Nairne Holtz lives in Montreal with her lover and miniature dogs. Her first novel, The Skin Beneath (Insomniac, 2007), won the Alice B. Award for debut lesbian fiction and was a finalist for Quebec's McAuslan First Book Prize. This One's Going to Last Forever is her second book. Nairne's website is at http://www.nairneholtz.com.
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Published October 1, 2009
by Insomniac Press.
Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction.