A Fragile Circle: A Memoir

Front Cover
Alyson Books, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 295 pages
1 Review
Mark Senak, a naive young lawyer, volunteers to write deathbed wills for men with AIDS in the earliest years of the epidemic and finds himself in unimaginably hellish prison cells and charity hospital wards. When he later falls in love with a handsome model with AIDS, Senak must face the fact that for him the battle has now crept irrevocably into the home front. Later still, a well-known movie star confides to him that he too has AIDS and asks for help in securing medical treatment -- and keeping the news from an inquisitive press. A Fragile Circle tells the true story of one man's discovery that in a time of fear and horror, one can also find love, honor, and courage.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

Fragile Circle

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Not since Fenton Johnson's Geography of the Heart (LJ 3/15/96) has there been such a well-written and moving memoir about AIDS. Senak, who has worked for various prominent AIDS service agencies ... Read full review

Contents

PART TWO
101
PART THREE Doing the Right Things
195
EPILOGUE 1991
279
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information