Ronald Davis, a promising Atlanta Architect, has grown content with the coveted life that he has accepted as his destiny. Although there's no questioning the fact that he's been dealt a desirable hand, the lack of true love proves to be the underlying attribute missing from his otherwise fulfilling existence. At the adamant request of a favorable yet unyielding boss, Ron finds himself compelled to travel to Houston on an untimely business trip with his co-worker Steve Sullivan. Making the best of the situation, Ron soon realizes that Houston has more to offer than he expected. To his surprise, the visit presents him with a positive twist as he meets the love of his life in the least likely of prospects. After spending several fun-filled days in Houston, Ron returns home to find himself blindsided by the tragedy of a lifetime. Forced to confront the heartbreak head on, Ron grievously ponders the question, "What's in it for me?"
It is refreshing to come upon a new writer who is skilled at telling stories free of pretenses, and able to utilize the spectrum of language to incorporate both eloquent narrative and spicy colloquialisms. And these are only some of the gifts Christopher Beckwith brings to his debut novel WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?, a significant tale of pan sexuality in the African American community and the overriding importance of both genetic and extended family in coping with variations from the 'normal' modes of … more
Beckwith, Christopher. "What's In It For Me"? BookSurge, 2008. Filling the Gap Amos Lassen One of the things very obviously missing in gay literature is books by and about African-American gay people. There are a few but not nearly enough. Along comes Christopher Beckwith that adds something. Beckwith is a new author who gives us a thriller about Ronald Davis, an architect in Atlanta and who travels to Houston where … more