The Jolly Lobster

The Jolly Lobster The Jolly Lobster is a very gay adventure featuring rum runners speakeasies brothels and love in Halifax during Prohibition It s the summer of and Ed Stevenson is lost and flat broke in Halif

  • Title: The Jolly Lobster
  • Author: Robin Anderson-Forbes
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Jolly Lobster is a very gay adventure featuring rum runners, speakeasies, brothels, and love in Halifax during Prohibition It s the summer of 1920 and Ed Stevenson, is lost and flat broke in Halifax, Nova Scotia Fortunately for Ed, his lover Charles Sinclair, who had served with him during the war, has been searching for him in all the local juice joints, speakeasiesThe Jolly Lobster is a very gay adventure featuring rum runners, speakeasies, brothels, and love in Halifax during Prohibition It s the summer of 1920 and Ed Stevenson, is lost and flat broke in Halifax, Nova Scotia Fortunately for Ed, his lover Charles Sinclair, who had served with him during the war, has been searching for him in all the local juice joints, speakeasies and blind pigs Reunited, the two prepare to embark on the new life together they planned during their time in the trenches Little did Ed know that in order to earn a living, he d end up working in a speakeasy but this was not any old speakeasy, this was The Jolly Lobster The Jolly Lobster was one of the popular speakeasies in Halifax, catering to all types and run by two lovable woman trying to make ends meet Dorothy and her large lover, Rose Dock workers, fishermen, university students, and colourful men and women of the homosexual persuasion all mixed and mingled at The Jolly Lobster, in order to sate their thirst for rum, whiskey, suds, to have a bowl of The Jolly Lobster s famous lobster chowder and to partake in the many pleasures that awaited them in the rooms upstairs They also came for the music provided by the beautiful and talented Bobbie Smith, a mean fiddle player who loves to dress in the fashion of the flapper, play bawdy songs on her fiddle and also play with the men upstairs in the brothel All in all, The Jolly Lobster is a close little family type business and like all family businesses there s bound to be a few secrets and intrigues which there are, and in plentiful supply And given that they re in the booze business during Prohibition they find their little operation having to stay one step ahead of the law and a few steps ahead of the competition The Jolly Lobster s chief competitor is a banished crime boss from Montreal, by the name of Pierre Dumont, whose instructions are to take over the booze business in Halifax Dumont executes his instructions ruthlessly and soon takes over most of the joints in Halifax in short order The Jolly Lobster and its family are made of tougher stuff though and it takes all of Dumont s cunning, to bring about their downfall This he attempts to do with the help of a willing traitor or traitors, a Temperance Inspector with a past connection to Dorothy, Rose and Bobbie and several murders just to make his point Things begin to look quite grim for the hard working boys and ladies of The Jolly Lobster it s going to take an army to get rid of Dumont and his gang Fortunately, there s no shortage of volunteers.

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    1. Gerry B's Book Reviews - gerrycan.wordpressRecently I did a search of fellow Canadian, gay fiction writers, and was pleased to see there were a goodly number of published authors out there. Among them is Robin Anderson-Forbes, whose debut novel “The Jolly Lobster” caught my eye straight away. One of the longest ‘droughts’ in Canadian history lasted from about 1900 to 1930, when prohibition parched the land. It started as primarily a women’s movement in the 1870s—i.e. the Women’s Ch [...]

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