You Can Say You Knew Me When

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You Can Say You Knew Me When
Author K.M. Soehnlein
(Karl Soehnlein)
Country United States
Language English
Genre Gay fiction
Published 2005 (Kensington Books)
Media type Paperback and hardback

You Can Say You Knew Me When is a novel by K.M. Soehnlein (Karl Soehnlein) following his best seller The World of Normal Boys


A thirty-something San Francisco gay radio journalist Jamie Garner reluctantly returns to his childhood home of Greenlawn, New Jersey, and discovers secrets from his dead father's sexual past, including photos with a friend actor Dean Foster and entourage of Jack Kerouac all covered by a 40-year secrecy. Upon his return to San Francisco, Jamie though trying desperately to maintain a monogamous relationship with his venture-capitalist boyfriend Woody, falls into a series of promiscuous relations after a hurried sexual encounter with a man in the rest room of Newark airport. For all his faults, Jamie, a sympathetic, often frustrating character tries to make peace with his father's deep-seated prejudices toward his sexuality and come to terms with his father's mysterious long-ago alternative life.

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