This One’s Going to Last Forever
by Nairne Holtz
Insomniac Press. 224 pages, $15.95 (paper)
NAIRNE HOLTZ WRITES like an old soul in a Generation-X body. Her tales of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/genderqueer/label-free characters in various Canadian cities are both timeless and in touch with the Zeitgeist. The wit in her writing is so dry that the reader is likely to notice its pessimism before recognizing its sparkle. People who have been in “open” or complicated sexual relationships may recognize in these stories both the trendy analysis that’s often used to defend such relationships and the emotional reality just below the surface.