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The great believers / by Rebecca Makkai.

The great believers / by Rebecca Makkai.
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ISBN 9781432859701 (hardcover)
Author Makkai, Rebecca author.
Title The great believers / by Rebecca Makkai.
Edition Large print edition.
Publisher/Date Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Pagination etc. 750 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Contents note "Thorndike Press large print peer picks."
Summary Note In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is about to pull off an amazing coup, bringing in an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings as a gift to the gallery. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDS epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico's funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister. Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago crisis, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways AIDS affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. The two intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of the eighties and the chaos of the modern world, as both Yale and Fiona struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster.
Subject Nineteen eighties -- Fiction
AIDS activists -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Gay men -- Fiction
AIDS (Disease) -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction
AIDS (Disease) -- Fiction
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
Chicago (Ill.) -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- Fiction
Gay fiction.
Large type books
Shelf Location LP MAKK
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