"An often poignant, and sometimes chilling, romance of the creative class." --Edmund WhiteIn the three decades since Peter first moved into his Brooklyn apartment, almost every facet of his life has changed. Once a broke, ambitious poet, Peter is now a successful advertising executive. He's grateful for everything the years have given him--wealth, friends, security. But he's conscious too of what time has taken in return, and a busy stream of invitations doesn't dull the ache that remains since he lost the love of his life. Will is a young, aspiring journalist hungry for everything New York has to offer--culture, sophistication, adventure. When he moonlights as a bartender at one of Peter's parties, the two strike up a tentative friendship that soon becomes more important than either expected. In Peter, Will sees the ease and confidence he strives for, while Peter is suddenly aware of just how lonely his life has become. But forging a connection means navigating very different sets of ...
|Title||:||Now and Yesterday|
|Number of Pages||:||458 pages|
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Now and Yesterday Reviews
I received this book from a Goodreads giveaway.
Buried somewhere in there is a good book. However, the author's tendency to either spend pages on descriptions or in Peter's musings detracts from finding it.
The basic story is that Peter, a 59 year old ad executive, has not had a serious relationship in 10 years. His first long term relationship ended with the death of his partner from AIDS, and the second due to the partner's drug use. Will, a 28 year old catering bartender is fairly new to NYC a ...more
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I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review.
This book was different from what I have read before. That is a good thing. I always like to get lost in the pages of something that I am not very familiar with. Now and Yesterday took me into the gay community with Peter as he struggles with past and present.
There is a good story here with good writing but it took a long time to get ...more
Reading this made me feel like I was trapped in that "American Dad" episode featuring Leslie Jordan as an insufferably wealthy, eccentric NYC gay named Beauregard. If you get the reference, hopefully that'll tell you everything you need to know about this novel.
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads.
Peter & Harold were together for 17 years until Harold's death. Now at age 59 Peter is now single and very successful as an advertising executive. After a year, Peter began dating and he did find another 'love' that lasted 9 years until 'Nick' was more interested in his drugs and alcohol. Peter would like nothing more than to find his 'soul mate'.
Will is a part-time bartender/waiter who just arrived in New York from L.A. and is looking for a perman ...more