One of two gay actors, living throughout an epidemic that ravages their community, surviving as an HIV-negative, monogamous couple on NYC’s Upper West Side, planning their future, has a seizure in the back seat of a cab, is hit with a fatal diagnosis and dies one month before their fifteenth-anniversary.
The arcs of these two people unite: One lost in the post-war struggles of the Midwest, the other on the more Ivy League East Coast; both needing to follow their art, form a circle that gets smaller and tighter, as they struggle unsuccessfully toward inevitable loss.
But in that loss, many positive things are found.
Witty, wise and wonderfully raw, you will find this book’s integrity difficult to match. The irony and absurdities of achieving dreams, growing older and learning to let go presented through the gamut of emotions.