Alex in Wonderland

Alex in Wonderland

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by Michel LaCroix
     
 

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Alex Sumner, 26, is the closeted son of an obscenely wealthy and powerful New Orleans oil tycoon. At the insistence of his father, Alex has become engaged to the pushy and totally self-absorbed daughter of another oil man. Appalled at the looming prospect of a hollow, arranged marriage, Alex hits the road for Key West. Join him on his journey in this lighthearted… See more details below

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Alex Sumner, 26, is the closeted son of an obscenely wealthy and powerful New Orleans oil tycoon. At the insistence of his father, Alex has become engaged to the pushy and totally self-absorbed daughter of another oil man. Appalled at the looming prospect of a hollow, arranged marriage, Alex hits the road for Key West. Join him on his journey in this lighthearted novel that takes on a serious, uniquely gay subject while bringing you all the flavor of New Orleans' spicy nightlife.

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EdgeBoston
"RICHLY ENTERTAINING. . . . Celebrates gay New Orleans in fine style. . . . Fully loaded with plot, heart, and rainbow-colored characters. Everything you could want in a gay romance set in New Orleans is present and accounted for: the historic districts of the city, the wedding (complete with sudden twist), foreign nobility, hastily shed tuxedoes, harebrained schemes carried off with bold strokes, and the enigmatic, ultimately tigerish Southern Belle. . . . Oh yes, and the ghost of Tennessee Williams, whose presence haunts the novel like a scent of magnolias . . ."
book jacket - Barbara Hambly
"What a dandy book! Alex is antediluvian New Orleans, the people and the place itself captured forever - thank God - in a story where vital issues of self and family are dealt with, sometimes seriously, sometimes hilariously, and REALLY well-told. LaCroix's technical expertise as a storyteller wraps you up and carries you effortlessly along." Barbara Hambly, author of A Free Man of Color
book jacket - Michael Craig
"Tennessee Williams meets Jackie Collins with a dash of Truman Capote�The perfect novel to read while sipping a mint julep and fanning yourself on the veranda." �Michael D. Craig, author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood
book jacket - Durrell Owens
"A hilarious and utterly compelling story of one man's search for identity, independence and love, at the risk of rejection and forsaking a family inheritance. A sizzling mix of fast-paced storytelling and lyrical sexuality." �Durell Owens, author of The Song of a Manchild
author review - Ciji Ware
"Uproarious, bittersweet and deliciously reminiscent of Armistead Maupin's now-classic series, Tales of the City with the New Orleans French Quarter replacing San Francisco's Barbary Lane. The characters--gay, straight and/or otherwise-- are every bit as colorful, loopy and lovable as they navigate life's promises and pitfalls before delivering a rollicking good ending." �Ciji Ware, author of A Light on the Veranda
Edge Boston - Book Reviewer
"Richly entertaining. Celebrates New Orleans in fine style. Fully loaded with plot, heart and rainbow-colored characters. Everything you could want is present and accounted for." -Edge Boston

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ISBN-13:
9781560235323
Publisher:
Haworth Press, Incorporated, The
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Gay Men's Fiction Series
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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