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Author Q & A

1. This is your 11th novel—how do you come up with new ideas? Do you write books in the same way you’ve done so since you wrote Invisible Life, or has your process changed?

I get my ideals from just living life and listening carefully to everyone I meet.

2. How much of yourself did you put into the character of AJ? Do you inject some of your own personality into characters?

This is probably the first novel where I didn't infuse my own personality. But I have realized that 15 years after Invisible Life was published there is a new generation of Raymond's and Basil and Kyle's!

3. What inspired you to make Dray’s character an NBA star?

I love basketball and realize I'd never made one a major character. I also was approach to counsel an NBA player thinking about coming out but later decided against it.

4. Talk about New Orleans—what made you decide to center so much of the book’s plot there?

I love New Orleans and when I visited there I was struck by how much they'd lost and what great people that still live there and are rebuilding it. I want to pay tribute to those people. I look forward to returning with my son to stay for a while and do what we can do to help the rebuilding.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385529259
Publisher:
Doubleday
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Harris, E. Lynn
Author:
E. Lynn Harris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Basketball players
Subject:
Basketball stories
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
African American gays
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Gay and Lesbian
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Gay Fiction
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Men s Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090127
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
246

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Basketball Jones
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Product details 246 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780385529259 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Aldridge James (AJ) Richardson's comfortable life with his longtime lover, famed NBA star Dray Jones, is threatened by the need to hide their relationship to maintain Dray's public image and by Dray's marriage to Judy, a beautiful and ambitious woman. 200,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , AJ Richardson is living the good life. Thanks to his longtime lover, NBA star Dray Jones, he has a gorgeous townhouse in New Orleans, plenty of frequent-flier miles, and an MBA he's never had to use.Built on a deep and abiding love, their hidden relationship sustains them both. But when Dray's teammates begin to ask insinuating questions, Dray puts their doubts to rest by marrying Judi, a beautiful andambitious woman. Judi knows nothing about Dray's other life. Or does she?

In Basketball Jones, E. Lynn Harris explores the consequences of lovingsomeone who is desperate to conform. Filled with nonstop twists and turns, it will keep readers riveted from the first page to the last.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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