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All We Have Is Now

3.25  ·  Rating Details  ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Ian McBride, a principal in a prominent repertory theater company, erected an emotional wall after his longtime lover died of AIDS. But during rehearsals for The Tempest, Jimmy Davidson, the actor playing Ariel, begins to chip away at Ian's walls. After twelve years along, Ian finds himself once again deeply and happily in love. Despite the usual bumps of any relationship, ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published June 15th 2002 by St. Martin's Press
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Oct 31, 2014 Robert Dunbar rated it liked it
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He virtually turns into a gay Job.

Trevor, the main character in Robert Taylor’s novel, survives the death of his partner from AIDS, but barely, in a state of emotional paralysis, believing himself incapable of ever feeling anything again. Life has other plans. Eight years later, Trevor falls in love with Jimmy, a spiritual, almost ethereal younger man, and for a time it all seems fairly idyllic … until Jimmy is murdered in a brutal hate crime.

Pushing hot buttons appears to be this author’s stock
Jul 04, 2008 Chris rated it it was ok
Following the death of his partner of eight years, middle-aged stage actor Ian McBride spends the next twelve years alone, making his mark and creating a name for himself within the Washington, DC-area theater community. During a production of Shakespeare's Tempest, Ian finds himself as the unwitting object of the affections of his fellow cast member Jimmy - a young man who happens to be more than twenty years Ian's junior. What begins as a friendship between seasoned expert and star-struck novi ...more
Feb 18, 2008 Grey853 rated it did not like it
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This is actually a very well written novel. However, I should've read a closer review of the subject matter. The first part of the book was very poignant and lovely. I didn't realize until it was too late that Jimmy, Ian's lover, is murdered.

I avoid death stories when I know about them ahead of time and there are few novels which will make me break that rule. FRONT RUNNER was one of those. This, however, is no FRONT RUNNER. While the first part of the book is something I'd read again, I hated t
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Robert Taylor – author of The Innocent (1997), All We Have Is Now (hardback in 2002, paperback in 2006), Revelation and Other Stories (2002), Whose Eye Is on Which Sparrow? (2004), and A Few Hints and Clews (2007) – was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 22, 1940. He lived in a number of towns and cities in Texas while he was growing up, but thinks of San Antonio as his hometown.

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