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Paul Monette

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A child of the 1950s from a small New England town, "perfect Paul" earns straight A's and shines in social and literary pursuits, all the while keeping a secret—from himself and the rest of the world. Struggling to be, or at least to imitate, a straight man, through Ivy League halls of privilege and bohemian travels …

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This "tender and lyrical" memoir (New York Times Book Review) remains one of the most compelling documents of the AIDS era-"searing, shattering, ultimately hope inspiring account of a great love story" (San Francisco Examiner). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the winner of the PEN Center West …

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With Borrowed Time and Becoming a Man-the 1992 National Book Award winner for nonfiction-this collection completes Paul Monette’s autobiographical writing. Brimming with outrage yet tender, this is a “remarkable book” (Philadelphia Inquirer).

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/Paul Monette Set against the big-city backdrop of Los angeles, Afterlife is a powerful novel of three AIDS widowers, all of whom lost their lovers in the same week--and who now must.

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An eighteen-poem cycle on the death of his lover from AIDS emphasizes the power of love and its survival through pain and anger, and the tragedy and magnitude of a terrifying twist of fate and its effect on a generation.

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Sanctuary: A Tale of Life in the Woods is a book written by Paul Monette.

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A selection of poems from a respected poet, written between 1973 and 1993, displays his wide-ranging passions and insights, showing his diversity in their movement from the sublime to the heroic and featuring the poet's reflective notes on the works.