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The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother
From a powerful new literary voice comes a stirring, multilayered memoir which brilliantly and gracefully delineates the intricate bonds woven between two gay brothers as they become adults--and the upheaval as one of them becomes ill and dies of AIDS. 6 line drawings. Author readings.
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 1st 1995 by HarperCollins Publishers
(first published 1995)
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Mar 15, 2009 Djrmel rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Told in a mix of stream of concious, linear time, and a bit of journal entries, Chase's memoir of how his big brother's life and death effected his life is strangely non-emotional. As a non-fiction look inside a writer's heart and mind, it's sad and sweet. Chase quite honestly shows his weaknesses, maybe even dwells on them too much, to the point I wished he was nearby and I could tell him to quit beating up on himself. But, as a writer, I know it's that beating up, and what we do to escape it, ...more
The first 10 or so chapters were pretty cool, although I did not like the writer himself, I don't know why. He was just annoying and if my brother was dying I would have done a whole lot more to help or at least speak/talk to him. Then weirdly the last few chapters are little stories all about the father, pretty disappointing over all