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The great believers

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Publisher:
Viking,
Pub. Date:
[2018]
Language:
English
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD "A page turner...An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it's like to live during times of crisis. " --The New York Times Book Review A dazzling new novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, by the acclaimed author Rebecca Makkai 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.
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9780708899113
9780735223523
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subject_facet , AIDS (Disease) -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1981-1990 -- Fiction, Art museums -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Fiction, Bildungsroman, Brothers and sisters -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Families -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Sects -- France -- Fiction
title_display The great believers
title_full The great believers / Rebecca Makkai
title_short The great believers
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