The irreversible decline of Eddie Socket: a novel

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Harper & Row, Nov 1, 1989 - Fiction - 277 pages
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A young homosexual with an uncertain future discovers that he has contracted AIDS after an affair with a dashing but unfeeling man and begins the painful process of coming to terms with his illness

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Eddie Socket, before his inevitable decline, is a hopeless romantic, relating everything that happens in his small world to some Golden-Age-of-Hollywood mold. He believes that one day, he will find a ... Read full review

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The Irreversible Decline of Eddie Socket a funny, heartwrenching, beautifully told story of a young gay man living in NYC during the 80s. John Weir's portrayal of Eddie and those around him is pitch ... Read full review


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About the author (1989)

John Weirs nonfiction pieces have appeared in Details, Rolling Stone, Spin, New York, The Advocate, The Village Voice, and The New York Times, as well as published in anthologies including The Columbia Reader in Lesbian and Gay Studies, Taking Liberties, and Beyond Queer, among others. Weir is an associate professor in the English department at Queens College.

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