A Crack in Forever: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Fiction - 299 pages
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A Love Story for the '90s -- an entrancing novel of a couple united by the volcanic intensity of their passion and the inexorable reality of death, the only force that can separate them.

When Eric Moro first enters Alexandra Taylor's life, he is a medical student eager to earn fast money modeling; she is an artist quite accustomed to drawing men's nude bodies. Nothing, however, has prepared her for his reckless sensuality -- the wayward smile that speaks of mischief and an acute intelligence, the intimate candor that leaves her raw and exposed, the unquestioning love, unlike any she has ever known.

They enter into a relationship astonishing in its ferocity. But then a foolish act from Eric's past comes back to haunt them. Reality crashes in when he learns he has AIDS. He tries to push Alex out of his life, but she clings to him, unwilling to lose any of the time they might have left together. Inevitably, death will force them apart, yet ultimately it is death, and the struggle to endure and to fight, that will ensure love's survival -- in this moving debut by a gifted new novelist, who also is a doctor who specializes in working with AIDS patients. Not since "Love Story" has a novel so unerringly delineated the emotional turbulence of young passion.

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

As a romance, or a romantic drama, this isn't a bad read, but I can't say that it's something I'd particularly think to pass on or reread. In the end, it was as predictable as possible, and while the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Luli81 - LibraryThing

A love story in the 80's, in the middle of a social revolution, AIDS, the new role of the woman in society... This is one of the books that will remain with me forever. Read full review


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Brewer is Associate Medical Director of the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center's AIDS clinic

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