This book presents an entirely new gay narrative aimed at openly gay men hitting middle age. This is a powerful new novel, from the author of "Metes and Bounds", charting the trials and tribulations of restarting life at 50. Written especially for the first generation of openly gay men hitting middle age, this is a timely and welcome addition to the genre. They say true freedom arrives when all the kids are gone and the dog dies. With his family grown and his husband, Zack, having decided to become a middle-aged cliche and marry his secretary, Chris Thayer is about to discover that starting life over at 48 is just as complicated, frustrating and thrilling as living it the first time around. After relocating to the North Carolina beach community of Emerald Isle, Chris becomes involved in the patchwork lives of his neighbours, including the easygoing doctor. When Zack's son, Schooner, moves in with him, Chris learns the often difficult, but endlessly rewarding, lessons of establishing a relationship with a 20-something.
In the same quiet, understated manner that he demonstrated so well in his critically acclaimed first novel, "Metes and Bounds", Jay Quinn gives the traditional Southern novel a decidedly untraditional twist.