De Narvaez

De Narvaez

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by Martin Delacroix, Amanda Kelsey
     
 

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You can't go home again. Or can you? After an eighteen year absence, Dallas Tench, a thirty-six year old gay man, returns to his Florida hometown of De Narvaez, population ten thousand, to oversee administration of his late father's estate. When Dallas encounters his former high school friend and lover, DeWayne Hobgood, the two men renew their relationship. Dallas is…  See more details below

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You can't go home again. Or can you? After an eighteen year absence, Dallas Tench, a thirty-six year old gay man, returns to his Florida hometown of De Narvaez, population ten thousand, to oversee administration of his late father's estate. When Dallas encounters his former high school friend and lover, DeWayne Hobgood, the two men renew their relationship. Dallas is smitten, DeWayne is too, but there's a problem: DeWayne's married to a woman named Taylor. And DeWayne has two teenage children from a prior marriage. Will Dallas settle for a part-time, hidden relationship with DeWayne in De Narvaez ? Or will DeWayne leave Taylor and follow Dallas back to San Francisco. Excerpt: How many people lived in De Narvaez when I grew up? Five or six thousand? Am I the only person who left town after high school? What kept the rest of them here? I sip from my beer and think: What am I supposed to say when I meet people from my past? Folks like Bambi McNatt? When they ask questions about kids and marriage and jobs, what shall I say? Do I tell them I'm an incurable faggot? That I've had sex with over a hundred men since I left here? That I carry HIV in my blood? That a man I lived with for a decade, who I loved deeply -- a kind and talented man -- is dead from AIDS four years now? Do I tell them I eat a half-dozen pills each day to control my viral load and maintain my energy level? That I support myself with federal disability checks? That I make extra money tutoring high school students in trigonometry and calculus? That I don't report the tutoring money to I. R. S.? I can't say these things. They don't want to hear such stuff, do they?

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ISBN-13:
9781615722198
Publisher:
Eternal Press/Damnation Books LLC
Publication date:
11/01/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
55
Sales rank:
1,011,468
File size:
224 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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De Narvaez 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InkedRainbowReads More than 1 year ago
Four Stars Not sure where I want to start. The story kept me from putting the book down. At first I thought that it started out slowly, but I found the writing was so good, that I couldn't put it down till I was done. It ended up being a very fast read. I liked Dallas so much in the story, having to deal with losing his dad and dealing with a horrible sister. I felt so bad for him, he had hard life, seemed very lonely, it just drew you to him. I didn't like his sister Dorcas, she didn't want anything to do with Dallas and was very bitter. But I'm sure that's what the author was going for. Then there was Dallas's friend DuWayne, some people never change he was proof of that. Even though I found the book a good read, I was disappointed in the ending, that's not the way I wanted it to end. I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads. Sherry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago