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The Great Believers (2018)
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Published: New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
Description:  421 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780735223523, 0735223521 :,
Language:  English


"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 and award-winning 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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Based in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood in 1985, Chicago author Rebecca Makkai tells a heartbreaking story about the AIDS epidemic. Working with a paired storyline thirty years later in France, Fiona, a woman in grief has been an intimate witness to the losses through her beloved brother and his friends. A photographer from that social circle, comes back into her life as she is trying desperately to find and save her estranged daughter. The richly developed characters in The Great Believers, will make you want to turn back time and guide them to a different ending. The staggering number of those who were lost, and what could have been will stay with you long after you finish the book.

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