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Monopolies of Loss
What unites the stories in this astonishing collection is a disease that all too often imposes silence on its sufferers and witnesses. Now a gifted young English writer breaks that silence as he explores the forms that gay life has taken in the wake of AIDS.
Paperback, 250 pages
Published March 15th 1994 by Vintage
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I recently referred to this book when reviewing Kergan Edwards-Stout's Gifts Not Yet Given. The two books are similar in that they are collections of short stories which deal with individuals who are cut off, one way or another, from their families and/or friends. Both are books I can see reading and re-reading again and again. Edwards-Stout's book got me to pick up Mars-Jones' volume and re-read it, cover to cover. All the stories in Monopolies of Loss center on AIDS and its impact to the gay c ...more