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Borrowed Time : An AIDS Memoir

By (author) Paul Monette

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The first personal documentary about AIDS to be published, "Borrowed Time" remains as vividly detailed as the best novel and as lucidly observed as the fiercest journalism. It is a cry from the heart against AIDS as it was in the early stages of the plague and against the intolerance that surrounded it. In equal parts, it is a supremely moving love story and a chronicle of the deep commitment and devotion that Paul Monette felt for Roger Horwitz from the night of their first meeting in Boston in the mid-1970s to Roger's diagnosis a decade later and through the last two years of his life, when fighting the disease together became a full-time occupation. This is not a book about death but a book about living while dying and the full range of emotions provoked by that transition -- sorrow, fear, anger, among them. It is a document essential to the history of the gay community; vital for anyone reading about AIDS; and one of the most powerful demonstrations of love and partnership to be found in print.

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 362.87g
  • 01 Jun 1998
  • Mariner Books
  • San Diego, CA
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0156005816
  • 9780156005814
  • 319,891

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