Larry P. Ebmeier wrote a number of classical motifs in his gay novels: from the famous question How do I tell my parents? to romantic love scene and the AIDS problem. That his las novel Tweeds (originally released as early as 1987, under his pseudonym Clayton R. Graham) today is not already outdated, like some of the so-called AIDS novels of that period, is partly due to his very soulful way in which he describes the coexistence of these two men. On the other hand, the disease is so sure that Scott's story is the main subject of the novel, but his secret double life, and the consequent conflicts cause not a yawn in the readers. The HIV disease increasead the number of late-coming-out, and it is reflected in this story, bringing us to the really remarkable point in this novel: a portrait of a man who gives away his life rather than to have the courage of self-consciousness gay man have. Ebmeier is simply compassionate with his character, Corey. In the truest sense of the word. A beautiful novel. The American critics praised Tweeds as one of the best novels of the AIDS years, as "appealing mix of romantic comedy and AIDS tragedy."
Larry Paul Ebmeier, 61, of Alpine, Tx. died Thursday, October 6, 2011, in Lubbock, Tx. from injuries received in a bicycle-auto accident. Larry was born June 15, 1950, in Lexington, Ne., to Roger and Shirley (Clayton) Ebmeier. He is survived by his partner, Donald Callen Freed.
Larry was a graduate of Bertrand High School and the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy. He was a valued member of pharmacy teams at BryanLGH Health System in Lincoln, Neb., and Big Bend Regional Medical Center in Alpine.
Larry's passions included writing, sculpting, cycling, music composition, furniture construction and acting. He was a published author with novels widely distributed in the United States and Germany.
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Bertrand, Phelps County, Nebraska, USA
A man of taste by Clayton R Graham
Paperback: 249 pages
Publisher: Knights Press; First Edition edition (1984)
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Walkin' Matilda by Clayton R. Graham
Paperback: 226 pages
Publisher: Knights Pr (December 1984)
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Tweeds by Clayton R. Graham
Paperback: 257 pages
Publisher: Knights Pr (April 1987)