Before the Last Dance

4.12 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780976771302: Before the Last Dance
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

"Before the Last D a n c e" is a novel, but its subject is so true to life. Growing older in the gay community is a big concern for many. The culture is drowning itself in beauty and youth. If one is fortunate to be born with good looks, it is only a matter of time before it is taken from them. Such a cruel reality makes one wonder if it is better to be born average rather than be faced with watching the years take away that God-given gift of beauty. For those blessed, as time passes and their looks wilt, they, as with other older gay men, fade into the background only to be soon forgotten by the very culture they once played a vital role in nurturing. This book addresses that very concern for two gay men, Tom and Trey by allowing readers to peek into their lives. They where lovers for three years and remain friends over a span of seventeen. Tom, the older by twenty years, is obsessed with youth and beauty so much that it later spirals him out of control. Eventually, at fifty-nine, he attempts suicide after falling in love with Andrew, a young call boy, who Tom sees as his last hold on youth. Trey, the younger, can only stand by and watch the demise of his once lover and long time friend. He too is finding himself caught up in the obsession of hitting the gym five times a week to maintain the gay image of beauty. The reader will find out if Trey ends up walking the same path as Tom or if he takes a different one and accepts aging with grace and understanding.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Also by James Randall Chumbley, "In the Arms of Adam: a diary of men"

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chumbley, James Randall
Published by Lighted Tree Press
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 15
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0976771306 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.97. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Chumbley, James Randall
Published by Lighted Tree Press 9/5/2000 (2000)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press 9/5/2000, 2000. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Before the Last Dance. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Randall Chumbley
Published by Lighted Tree Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

James Randall Chumbley
Published by Lighted Tree Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0976771306

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chumbley, James Randall
Published by Lighted Tree Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Randall Chumbley
Published by Lighted Tree Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Dionysos Books
(Arabi, LA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, 2005. Paperback. Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 170928069

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

James Randall Chumbley
Published by Lighted Tree Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Seller Inventory # AAV9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

James Randall Chumbley
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 327 pages. Before the Last Dance is a novel, but its subject is so true to life. Growing older in the gay community is a big concern for many. The culture is drowning itself in beauty and youth. If one is fortunate to be born with good looks, it is only a matter of time before it is taken from them. Such a cruel reality makes one wonder if it is better to be born average rather than be faced with watching the years take away that God-given gift of beauty. For those blessed, as time passes and their looks wilt, they, as with other older gay men, fade into the background only to be soon forgotten by the very culture they once played a vital role in nurturing. This book addresses that very concern for two gay men, Tom and Trey by allowing readers to peek into their lives. They where lovers for three years and remain friends over a span of seventeen. Tom, the older by twenty years, is obsessed with youth and beauty so much that it later spirals him out of control. Eventually, at fifty-nine, he attempts suicide after falling in love with Andrew, a young call boy, who Tom sees as his last hold on youth. Trey, the younger, can only stand by and watch the demise of his once lover and long time friend. He too is finding himself caught up in the obsession of hitting the gym five times a week to maintain the gay image of beauty. The reader will find out if Trey ends up walking the same path as Tom or if he takes a different one and accepts aging with grace and understanding. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Chumbley, James Randall
Published by Lighted Tree Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780976771302_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.14
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

James Randall Chumbley
Published by Lighted Tree Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0976771306 ISBN 13: 9780976771302
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lighted Tree Press, 2000. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Seller Inventory # GM9780976771302

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book