Last Summer

Last Summer

by Michael Thomas Ford

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Michael Thomas Ford delivers a triumphant first novel about a group of gay men looking for love, losing the past, and finding themselves in the bars and on the beaches of Provincetown.

Josh Felling has always been a romantic--up until the moment his lover Doug announced that he'd had an affair with a guy from their gym. Now, with his life playing out like a very bad movie of the week, Josh impulsively heads to the Cape for a few days--long enough to figure out where his relationship--what's left of it--might be going. But the summer has other plans for Josh, and his trip to P-town will bring bigger changes than he ever imagined.

With its windswept dunes, lazy summer days, and starry nights filled with possibilities, Provincetown holds special appeal for those who call it home. . .and for those who come seeking its open welcome. People like Reilly Brennan, son of an old P-town family, whose days are caught up in wedding plans, even as his nights are increasingly taken over by heated fantasies about other men. . .Wide-eyed, blond-haired, All-American Toby Evans, an escapee from the Midwest ready to spend the summer in the equivalent of gay boot camp for anyone who will tutor him. . .Elegant Emmeline, age unknown, a southern belle straight out of Faulkner, with a mean drag act and almost enough money for her permanent gender transformation. . .Ty Rusk, one of Hollywood's hottest new stars hiding an ages-old secrets about to explode.

Weaving in and out of these and other lives like the concierge of a Grand Hotel, Josh is in for the summer of his life, a time of turning points and bridges burned, of second chances and new beginnings, of renewal and hope that will bring him closer to becoming the man he needs to be.

"This is a cut above more mainstream gay fiction offerings, thanks to Ford's crisp prose and snappy, contemporary dialogue. . ..the sandy, barefoot-friendly setting morphs all the melodrama into a satisfying beach book--and a pleasant fiction debut for Ford."--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780758293886
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 07/01/2004
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 540,162
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Michael Thomas Ford is the author of numerous books, most notably the “Trials from My Queer Life” series of essay collections—Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Love Me, That’s Mr. Faggot to You, It’s Not Mean If It’s True, The Little Book of Neuroses, and My Big Fat Queer Life. He lives in San Francisco with his partner and a very large black Lab.

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Last Summer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest books ever!! I couldn't stop reading it! I would most definately recommend it to every one! Michael Thomas Ford is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Escape with 'Last Summer' into a hot Provincetown season! As a regular PTown visitor I could identify with a lot in this book! It is a 'never-neverland' full of hot men and hot times! The novel captures it perfectly!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once I started on this book and started to know the characters I just couldn't stop. Loved how it ended, could almost see the camera panning out. Would love to see an on screen version of this enjoyable story~
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great, lighthearted read. Many fun, interesting characters in what first seems to be a few unrelated storylines, but it all comes together nicely in the end.
silversurfer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this page turner. From the start, I couldn't put this down, zipping through it to find out what happens to the characters. I can't think of a better compliment. My only complaint it that it could have been longer. I felt that with so many story lines going, some characters didn't get enough page time. I would have wanted to find out more about them. This book reminded me of TALES OF THE CITY circa Provincetown. I was thrilled to go along for the ride, but sad when it ended. I wish Mr Ford would write a follow-up to this book, I would like to see where these people are today. Great Summer read!
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