Second Chances
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Published in: May-June 2009 issue.


Got Til It's GoneGot ‘Til It’s Gone
by Larry Duplechan
Arsenal Pulp Press. 207 pages, $17.95


STARING STRAIGHT down the middle of middle age, Johnnie Ray Rousseau knows things could be worse. Although many of his friends have died of AIDS or other common diseases of living, Johnnie Ray is in shape, strong, and healthy. He has a job that he likes well enough and good friends to spend Saturday nights with. He has also—thus far—avoided becoming an auntie, which he fears is his destiny as a going-on-older gay man. And slowly, although it has been fifteen years since his husband Keith died, Johnnie Ray is beginning to believe in having something more than a friend-with-benefits relationship.

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