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The Medicine Burns: And Other Stories

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  1 review
This collection of stories about gay men aim to shed light on the role of the outsider in a society obsessed with beauty and sex. Klein's protagonists have acne, they have club feet, they are drag queens, and in some cases, they have AIDS.
Paperback, 168 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Serpent's Tail (first published May 1st 1995)
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George Ilsley
The final story, "India", was my favorite in this challenging collection.

There was a time in my life (the 90's) where I vowed never to read another book which dealt with AIDS. This volume was published in the 90's and I guess enough time has passed for me. This volume is not only AIDS-related stories, but all of the characters are damaged by disfigurement, disease, addiction or just plain low self-esteem. It is not easy to read, and the material is not leavened by poetry.
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