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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. Paul Monette, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $22 (p) ISBN A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette.

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I loved it and found it touching and it was enlightening in that it really gives an accurate and detailed portrayal of a gay relationship, the begining of the AIDS crisis and what it was like then to try and survive the disease. The author is no longer with us but his words remain and his story remains. Open Preview See a Problem?

I bought this from a search I ran on Amazon. He went on to write other masterpieces about his life livi momette read this book the day after Thanksgiving when I was Love, even more so.

This is one of the most beautiful books I have read this year.

By far, the most memorable memoir that I’ve read this year, Yet long after a reader forgets the medical and social details that filled their days, Monette’s images linger: Brorowed the memoir captured the fright of the early days of the AIDS pandemic.

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Preview — Borrowed Time by Paul Monette. However, Borrowed Time is not just any memoir. Your heart has been immortalized through your book.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by Paul Monette

Five years after the first AIDS cases, and treatments were incredibly primitive. Nov 26, Ivan rated it it was amazing. Half a Life Story. The most unexpected twist of this fight was that the entire time, both Roger and Paul were optimistic that they would beat it. The amount of suffering and loss Paul and Roger experienced both personally and among friends and family during the early-mid 80s is astounding, especially when it’s remembered that at the time, this was still a disease that was not acknowledged by the government.

Phillips Academy Yale University. From a literary perspective, the mind reels at the loss of such an monerte talented writer as Paul Monette.

A Biography of Paul Monette. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Not that freedom alone will serve it up: I’m a bit pretentious. One of the things that challenges me about this story is the way in which it has become in part my story, my life. What can I say about this book. I can only thank him for doing so. That he was able to focus so much energy on chronicling the events of Roger’s death in this memoir, was a mircle – and indeed this book is a miraclous gift. Summary Writer Paul Monette’s first-person account of living through his lover Roger’s last nineteen months with AIDS, from diagnosis to deathtold in language that is poetic and highly articulate.


That’s just about the best way to combat this disease.

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I admire Monette’s ability to comb it all together so beautifully. To ask other readers questions about Borrowed Timeplease sign up. Spilled milk, people tell me; you can’t undo the past. View all 5 botrowed. I know it’s hokey, but I felt I bought this from a search I ran on Amazon.

I revel in the awareness it’s given me. They were able to spread the word and help others and in this way they contributed to the progress of the development of the treatment that keeps people alive today, but thirty years on we are still fighting the ‘war’ for access to treatment and so many people in countries with weak health systems are still dying. This is a hard read. Early in the book, he describes his relationship with Roger. That was in the 80’s when this book came out.

InMonette and Horwitz moved to Los Angeles. This personal account of the early days of the AIDS crisis tells the story of love in the face of death.