The Pox Lover: An Activist's Decade in New York and Paris

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Price
$27.95
Publisher
University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.24 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780299311100

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About the Author

Anne-christine d'Adesky is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker who reported on the global AIDS epidemic for New York Native, OUT, The Nation, and The Village Voice. She received the first Award of Courage from amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. She was an early member of ACT UP and cofounder of the Lesbian Avengers. Her books include Beyond Shock: Charting the Landscape of Sexual Violence in Post-Quake Haiti, Moving Mountains: The Race to Treat Global AIDS, and a novel set in post-Duvalier Haiti, Under the Bone.

Reviews

"Reminiscent of the luscious lesbian literature of the Parisian past, but propelled into the era of AIDS, ACT UP, and the Lesbian Avengers. D'Adesky's memoir also reveals her family's role in French colonialism, raising compelling questions about privilege, survival, homophobia, and dislocation." --Sarah Schulman, author of The Cosmopolitans
"A haunting contribution to the record of the AIDS era." --Laura Flanders, author of Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species

"In a voice both powerful and cool, The Pox Lover takes on a sprawling personal history, deeply aware throughout that it is the politics of anyone's day--and how we respond to it--that shapes a life. Never far from the mad joy of writing, loving, and being alive, even as it investigates our horribly mundane capacity for horror, this book is a masterpiece." --Michelle Tea, author of Black Wave
"A necessary book. We need such a chronicle." --Felice Picano, author of Like People in History