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Borrowed Time an AIDS Memoir

by Paul Monette

  • ISBN: 9780156005814
  • ISBN10: 0156005816

Borrowed Time an AIDS Memoir

by Paul Monette

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Harcourt
  • Publish date: 06/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780156005814
  • ISBN10: 0156005816
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Description: The first personal documentary about AIDS to be published, Borrowed Time remains as vividly detailed as the best novel and as lucidly observed as the fiercest journalism. It is a cry from the heart against AIDS as it was in the early stages of the plague and against the intolerance that surrounded it. In equal parts, it is a supremely moving love story and a chronicle of the deep commitment and devotion that Paul Monette felt for Roger Horwitz from the night of their first meeting in Boston in the mid-1970s to Roger's diagnosis a decade later and through the last two years of his life, when fighting the disease together became a full-time occupation. This is not a book about death but a book about living while dying and the full range of emotions provoked by that transition -- sorrow, fear, anger, among them. It is a document essential to the history of the gay community; vital for anyone reading about AIDS; and one of the most powerful demonstrations of love and partnership to be found in print.

The first book in Monette's unofficial trilogy on AIDS -- which includes the National Book Award-winning Becoming a Man and Last Watch of the Night -- Borrowed Time was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award and the winner of the PEN Center West literary award.

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