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Monopolies of Loss

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'Writing fiction about Aids calls for a sustained effort of adjustment, but then so does everything else to do with the epidemic.' So writes Adam Mars-Jones in his introduction to this brave and astonishing book, whose eloquence confers a subtle human dimension on an immense, often faceless crisis. In stories that unfold quietly, with familiarity and domesticity, he assemb ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 15th 1994 by Vintage
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These are hard and sharp stories from the early years of the AIDS crisis in the gay community. They display very beautifully the (sometimes bitter) grace of a community hard-pressed.
Funny how a book 15 years ago set mostly 25 years ago feels so far away.
Loving writing.
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