Rat Bohemia (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Jul 9, 2010 - 268 pages
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First published in 1995, this award-winning novel, written from the epicentre of the AIDS crisis, is a bold, achingly honest story set in the ''rat bohemia'' of New York City, whose huddled masses include gay men and lesbians who bond with one another in the wake of loss. Navigating the currents of the city is Rita Mae, a rat exterminator who holds the optimism of all true bohemians - those who stand outside of the prevailing social apparatus. She and her friends seek new ways to be truthful and honest about their lives as others around them avert their glances. Inspired by A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, Rat Bohemia is an expansive novel about coping with loss and healing the wounds of the past by reinventing oneself in the city. Rat Bohemia won the Ferro-Grumley Award for Lesbian Fiction, and was named one of the ''100 Best Gay and Lesbian Novels of All Time'' by the Publishing Triangle.
 

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Schulman's continuing chronicle of contemporary gay and lesbian life (e.g., Empathy, LJ 11/1/92) resonates with depth and emotion as she focuses on the lives of three individuals abandoned by their ... Read full review

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Evokes a time, place and group of people really well. First quarter is the best. Read full review

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Contents

PART
1
1984
59
KILLER IN LOVE
108
RATS LICE AND HISTORY
154
APPENDIX
233
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Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at CUNY, Staten Island, is the author of nine novels, five books of nonfiction, plays, and films.

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