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The prettiest star, Carter Sickels

Label
The prettiest star
Title
The prettiest star
Statement of responsibility
Carter Sickels
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Small-town Appalachia doesn't have a lot going for it, but it's where Brian is from, where his family is, and where he's chosen to return to die. At eighteen, Brian, like so many other promising young gay men, arrived in New York City without much more than a love for the freedom and release from his past that it promised. But within six short years, AIDS would claim his lover, his friends, and his future. With nothing left in New York but memories of death, Brian decides to write his mother a letter asking to come back to the place, and family, he was once so desperate to escape. Set in 1986, a year after Rock Hudson's death shifted the public consciousness of the epidemic and brought the news of AIDS into living rooms and kitchens across America, The Prettiest Star is part Dog Years by Mark Doty and part Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. But it is also an urgent story now: it a novel about the politics and fragility of the body; it is a novel about sex and shame. And it is a novel that speaks to the question of what home and family means when we try to forge a life for ourselves in a world that can be harsh and unpredictable. It is written at the far reaches of love and understanding, and zeroes in on the moments where those two forces reach for each other, and sometimes touch"--
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Citation location within source
  • February 01, 2020
  • April 01, 2020
  • April 01, 2020
  • February 15, 2020
Citation source
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • BookPage
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sickels, Carter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3619.I27
LC item number
P74 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Gay men
  • Gay men
  • Families
  • Small cities
  • Appalachian Region
Label
The prettiest star, Carter Sickels
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019046338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781938235627
Lccn
2019046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125274788
Label
The prettiest star, Carter Sickels
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2019046338
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9781938235627
Lccn
2019046338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1125274788

Library Locations

    • Lewisville Public LibraryBorrow it
      1197 W. Main St., Lewisville, TX, 75067, US
      33.0422012 -97.02392920000001
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