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Monopolies Of Loss
'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
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published March 31st 1993 by Knopf
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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