EventsReading Came First Book Club: The Great Believers

Reading Came First Book Club: The Great Believers

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Description

Join us as we honor the many lives lost to the AIDS Crisis during December, read and discuss The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai.

"In 1985, Yale Tishman, the development director for a Chicago art gallery, is about to pull off a coup, bringing an extraordinary collection of 1920s paintings. Yet as his career begins to flourish, the carnage of the AIDs epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying and after his friend Nico’s funeral, the virus circles closer and closer to Yale himself. Soon the only person he has left is Fiona, Nico’s little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend, a famous photographer who documented the Chicago epidemic, she finds herself finally grappling with the devastating ways the AIDS crisis affected her life and her relationship with her daughter. Yale and Fiona’s intertwining stories take us through the heartbreak of 80’s and the chaos of the modern world, as both struggle to find goodness in the midst of disaster."

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Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book Clubs
Language:
English

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