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    Description"Affecting and lyrical...A wise and intensely touching book."--San Francisco Chronicle In Halfway Home, Paul Monette, the National Book Award winning author of Becoming a Man delivers a "fast-paced novel that swings between humor and tragedy, high camp and lowdown realism, gays and straights, winners and losers, people who are dying and people who are afraid to live" (Los Angeles Times). Halfway Home centers around the story of thirty-four year old Tom Shaheen, an actor living with AIDS in southern California who has been forced to retire, because of his illness, to an isolated beach house. Tom's peaceful existence is shaken to the core when he receives a sudden and unexpected visit from his brother, Brian, a former high school football hero who, well-loved and athletic, was Tom's exact opposite while growing up. Brian's visit turns out to be more than Tom bargained for--Brian is seeking safety and sanctuary for himself and his family because of shady dealings in his contractor business back in Connecticut. In the midst of dealing with his brother's crisis, Tom begins to bond deeply with his landlord. Gray--a connection that evolves into a bittersweet love affair, inspiring hope that there can be a life after AIDS. Halfway Home is "an exceptionally honest and expressive work...a satisfyingly sane novel about living in an insane time" (The New York Times Book Review).


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    Title
    Halfway Home
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Monette
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 139 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780758201898
    ISBN 10: 0758201893
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP050
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/GAY
    B&T Approval Code: P26300000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 67
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    LC classification: PS3563.O52
    BISAC V2.8: FIC011000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: FF
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Kensington Publishing
    Imprint name
    Kensington Publishing
    Publication date
    01 August 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "Angry, joyful, funny and sometimes outrageous."