The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow! Powerful, beautiful, sad book.
I felt like this novel continued the conversation that Andrew Sean Greer began in his National Book Festival interview about how the AIDS crisis took the people that would have been role models for how to be old and out. Makkai talks about writing this book, which is set in Chicago in an interview with New City Lit.