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By Paul Monette

A robust exploration of how AIDS reshapes relationships and lives

Afterlife is a haunting and unforgettable tale of guys dealing with loss and looking love, movingly taking pictures the instant within the Nineteen Eighties whilst the AIDS epidemic was once thoroughly devastating the yank homosexual neighborhood. right here, nationwide booklet Award winner Paul Monette depicts 3 males of assorted monetary and social backgrounds, all with something in universal: they're widowers, in a fashion, and all in their fans died of AIDS in an los angeles health center inside every week of each other. Steven, Sonny, and Dell meet weekly to debate how you can cross on with their lives regardless of the placing sword of being HIV optimistic. One attempts to discover a semblance of normalcy; one rebels brazenly opposed to the ailment, identifying to regard his physique as a temple that he can consecrate and desecrate at will; and one throws himself into fierce political activism. it doesn't matter what course every one takes, they're all looking for something: how to reside and love back. Afterlife reveals Paul Monette at his such a lot autobiographical, portraying males in a state of affairs that he himself skilled, and one who he defined to serious acclaim within the award-winning Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir.

This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Paul Monette together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library particular Collections.

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Les fermiers eux-mêmes passaient dans les hameaux, par tous les chemins des domaines, dans les fermes isolées. À chaque famille, ils offraient la charité de recueillir l’un de ses enfants ; ainsi que le secours immédiat d’une pièce d’argent et, plus précieux encore, quelques vivres. La faim 40 G4/450-D65677-BAT-3 à fin Page 41 Mardi, 4. juillet 2006 4:42 16 avilit sûrement : les parents cédaient leurs plus beaux petits ; les mères pleuraient mais obtempéraient, pensant sauver ainsi leur progéniture.

Il y eut un printemps terrible de gelées tardives et de grêles violentes. L’été fut pire encore : l’eau manqua partout, avec l’eau le fourrage ; une sécheresse extrême brûla les blés, le seigle et le froment. Le petit peuple des journaliers ne trouva plus à louer ses bras. À la fin de septembre la nature impitoyable avait jeté des centaines de gueux sur les chemins de Provence, où ils se traînaient dans la plus noire misère. Le peuple dut renoncer au pain, dont le prix s’était envolé. À Gardanne deux boulangers furent attaqués, dépouillés, massacrés.

Le malheureux homme s’était aventuré, un soir qu’il avait bu plus que de raison, à échanger avec son voisin de table, à la taverne de son village, des propos séditieux qu’un mouchard s’était empressé de rapporter à la police. On avait aussi trouvé dans son échoppe un exemplaire d’un libelle ordurier à l’endroit de quelques notables du cru. Un juge nouveau venait d’être appelé à exercer dans cette juridiction ; il crut devoir se montrer sévère, afin d’en imposer au peuple et de plaire aux puissants.

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