Becky and I got email from Richard Labonte today. If you don’t know who Mr. Labonte is, shame on you!
is god reviews glbt literature and is an editor with many anthologies under his belt. His column, Book Marks is distributed by Q Sydicate, and he produces the gay men’s edition of the Books To Watch Out For newsletter. The man knows his gay lit.
He contacted us to let us know that he’d written a review of THREE FORTUNES IN ONE COOKIE for his next Book Marks column, and thought we might want a copy. (Wood eye!) Here’s what he said about our book (parts in bold make me want to scream and giggle like a thirteen year old girl at Clay Aiken concert):
_Three Fortunes in One Cookie_, by Cochrane Lambert. Alyson Books, 416
pages, $14.95 paper.
Phillip’s boyfriend has dumped him, his Barnes & Noble job depresses him, he can’t pay his rent, he has no energy for his art, and a bitter New York winter looms. So when his domineering grandfather demands that Phillip move back to small-town Mississippi and the antebellum home where he was raised, to care for his sweetly goofy mother, he doesn’t have much choice. The deft writing team of (Becky) Cochrane and (Timothy) Lambert have crafted a beguiling, campy epic crammed with sympathetic characters and engaging eccentrics, including Phillip’s four aunts, who run the gamut from fulminating fundamentalist to reserved lesbian; the Irish hunk he left behind in Manhattan, who might still be the man of his dreams; his new Mississippi acquaintances, one of them a voyeuristic hooker, another an easygoing leather Daddy; and an old high school chum struggling with his own desires. Three Fortunes in One Cookie is bright and breezy, but the ease with which it can be read belies a complex, captivating plot and charming, solid storytelling.
If you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go dance around my apartment and wet myself from glee.