Alex in Wonderland - LaCroix
This is a light-hearted novel that tackles a serious, uniquely gay subject, while evoking the spicy nightlife of New Orleans. Alex Sumner, 26, is the closeted gay son of an obscenely wealthy and powerful New Orleans oil tycoon. At the insistence of his father, Alex has become engaged to Camilla, the pushy and totally self-absorbed daughter of another oil man. This farce has been arranged by their fathers, who hope to unite their businesses and create a financial empire that could last for decades, even centuries. Appalled at the looming prospect of a hollow, arranged marriage, Alex hightails it for Key West. On the way, he meets Cord. Big, strong and on the skids, Cord is an out-of-work personal trainer about to humble himself begging his homophobic dad for a job. He's humiliated at the prospect of working for the man who abused him and his brother when they were kids, but sees no other way to stay afloat. Cord and Alex fall in love, but Alex's father has posted a huge reward for his return, and amateur bounty hunters are on his trail. Soon, Alex finds himself back in New Orleans. With the help of his drag queen friend and mentor Jolie, Alex finally realises the importance of being true to oneself, regardless of consequence. As his wedding date looms closer, he knows he needs to do something...something big..."Alex In Wonderland" is a true page-turner - simultaneously sexy, suspenseful and hilarious. This is one trip through the queer looking glass that no reader will soon forget!
"LaCroix has created a story that features a sizzling mix of fast-paced storytelling and lyrical sexuality. A MUST-READ." -- Durrell Owens, Author of The Song of a Manchild
"RICHLY ENTERTAINING. . . . Celebrates gay New Orleans in fine style. . . . Fully loaded with plot, heart, and rainbow-colored characters." -- EdgeBoston
"TENNESSEE WILLIAMS MEETS JACKIE COLLINS with a dash of Truman Capote in Monsieur LaCroix's hilarious debut novel." -- Michael D. Craig, Author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood
Michel LaCroix wrote The Edge Guide to New Orleans and the New Orleans section of Access Gay USA. He is also the author of nine published pseudonymous historical, adventure and romance novels.