A Christmas Carl: A Gay Retelling of A Christmas Carolbuy ebook for $6.99buy printbook for $16.99
If you believe in Christmas miracles, second chances, and absolute love, this remarkable gay retelling of the classic Christmas Carol will guide you through one man’s quest to recapture everything he thought he’d stopped loving, and everything he never thought he’d love again.
Wealthy Carl Smite, owner of a high-end Antiques store in Greenwich Village, hates Christmas so much he takes the last dollar bill from a sick delivery boy with one leg on Christmas Eve. Carl despises everything that is good and pure about Christmas, including the fact that his employee devotes his time to handing out free dinners at a homeless shelter. But when Carl goes to sleep on Christmas Eve, he never expects to receive a visit from the ghost of his former business partner, Marty Keller.
Marty explains that Carl will have a visit from three Christmas Ghosts that night. The solemn Ghost of Christmas Past takes Carl back to a Christmas when he was in love with the most wonderful man in the world. The beautiful Ghost of Christmas Present shows Carl what happened to the love of his life and introduces him to the son he never knew he had. And the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, who is actually the flamboyant ghost of gay icon Quentin Crisp, shows Carl what will happen to him,and all the people he loves, if he doesn’t start loving again. And while Carlis working through a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget, the romance moves toward a joyful climax of enlightenment and transition as he searches for the true meaning of life and hope.