The Decade of Blind Dates

"THINK YOU'VE READ IT BEFORE? You haven't. Not this story.
Powerful passages left me breathless."

-Scott Wicks, Cornell University Library

The Decade of Blind Dates follows a divorced gay dad through sex and shenanigans, astride his career as a painter, until he discovers his soul mate.

"A brave novel, a remarkable work of social and personal history. It is also SPECTACULARLY WITTY."

- Richard Stevenson, author of the Donald Strachey series

"Coming out at midlife for heart-connecting love, Alther's portraits of men met along the way are as humane as they are HILARIOUS."

- Richard Labonte, Books To Watch For

"Refreshing in its realism--friends who die of AIDS, gay men who marry in an attempt to convenice themselves they are straight. Not just about hot sex but A VERY SERIOUS NOVEL ABOUT DATING."

- Reader Views

"Comical and introspective journey of sadness, grief and loss that we all face, straight or gay"

- Tracy Roberts, Write Field Services

"Zany, compassionate, and sensitive. I would love to see this book made into a movie!"

- Nancy Eaton,

"Genuinely joyful storytelling. Alther's musings on relationships are enthralling—impossible to resist."

- Mary Darfur, Rebecca's Reads


- Brian McNaught, author of 'Are You Guys Brothers'

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