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This One's Going to Last Forever

3.46  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This One's Going to Last Forever reflects both the naive optimism of those who have yet to learn about love and the cynicism of those who feel that by now they should know better. Clara, a university student working at the McGill Daily, discovers that in love and politics, commitment is often more imagined than real. Kelly and Sonya share a bond that has less to do with ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Insomniac Press (first published April 10th 2009)
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Jean Roberta
Jan 08, 2010 Jean Roberta rated it really liked it
Nairne Holtz writes like an old soul in a Generation-X body. Her tales of gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender/genderqueer/label-free characters in various Canadian cities are both timeless and in touch with the Zeitgeist. The wit in her writing is so dry that the reader is likely to notice its pessimism before recognizing its sparkle. People who have been in complicated sexual relationships may recognize in these stories both the trendy analysis that’s often used to defend such relationships and ...more
Catherine
Aug 09, 2009 Catherine rated it really liked it
"Forever" is a collection of short stories and a novella, built around the theme of relationships, committed and otherwise. "When Gay is the New Straight"(one of my favorites) is a slice of life tale about a gay Elvis impersonator who performs weddings dealing with his own relationships: with his dying father, with his lover, who's engaged to a woman, and with his lover's fiancee. The characters are quirky and real and the story does a nice job of showcasing Holtz's style. "Crows" (also a ...more
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Jul 14, 2010 Tara rated it liked it
This author shows some promise as a writer, though the stories aren't overly exciting. I did enjoy the Canadian aspect of it, especially the reference to Ottawa's GLBT community.
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Jun 28, 2009 Stacey rated it really liked it
It took me a while to get into this book, but once it got rolling I was hooked. Finished it in a day.
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