First Time for Everything: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Fry, Henry
Subject:  FICTION / Romance / Contemporary
  FICTION / Romance / LGBT / Gay
  FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  QUEER & TRANS / Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: May 2022
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 9.25in x 6.12in
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From The Publisher*An honest and heartfelt debut about a down-on-his-luck gay man working out how he fits into the world, making up for lost time and opening himself up to life's possibilities.

Welcome to Danny Scudd's life: He's a twenty-seven-year-old travel writer, rabid Dolly Parton fan and father to many (maybe too many) house plants. He enjoys Monday night dates with his (somewhat pretentious) boyfriend, Tobbs-until their year-long relationship implodes when a visit to the local clinic reveals that Tobbs might not have been exactly faithful. In fact, Tobbs didn't even know that they were operating under the "antiquated" terms of monogamy. Oh, and Danny's flatmates are evicting him because they want to start a family. It's all going quite well.
Unmoored and with nowhere to live, Danny is forced to move in with his best friend, Jacob, a flamboyant non-binary artist whom he's known since childhood, and their extravagant group of friends living in an East London "commune." What follows is a colourful voyage of discovery through modern queer life, dating and lots of therapy, all places Danny has always been too afraid to explore. Upon realizing just how little he really knows about himself, he careens from one questionable decision (and man) to another, relying on his inscrutable new therapist and his ill-advising but well-meaning new housemates to face the demons he's spent his entire life trying to repress.
Biographical NoteHENRY FRY is an award-winning writer, painter, and climate and LGBT+ rights activist. First Time for Everything is his first novel.