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Stylish and ambitious . . . a deeply affecting novel that is full of death, yet simultaneously spirited and hopeful about love and life (Observer)

Makkai has created a moving story about Chicago and Paris, the past and present, the young men lost to AIDS and the ones who survived. And just as her novel evokes art's power to commemorate the departed, The Great Believers is itself a poignant work of memoir (Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Sympathizer)

This expansive, huge-hearted novel conveys the scale of the trauma that was the early AIDS crisis, and conveys, too, the scale of the anger and love that rose up to meet it. Makkai shows us characters who are devastated but not defeated, who remain devoted, in the face of death, to friendship and desire and joyful, irrepressible life. I loved this book (Garth Greenwell author of What Belongs to You)

Time is a healer and a heartbreaker in Makkai's brilliant and beautiful novel. The Great Believers kept me hoping and guessing, heart in hand, until the very last page (Carol Rifka Brunt, author of Tell the Wolves I'm Home)

an antidote to our general urge to forget what we'd rather not remember, but it's also - which is more important - an absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it's like to live during times of crisis (Michael Cunningham New York Times)

Stirring, spellbinding and full of life (Téa Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife)

The Great Believers is by turns funny, harrowing, tender, devastating, and always hugely suspenseful. It reminds us, poignantly, of how many people, mostly young, often brilliant, were lost to the AIDS epidemic, and of how those who survived were marked by that struggle. This is Rebecca Makkai at the height of her powers (Margot Livesy, New York Times bestselling author of Mercury)

Well imagined, intricately plotted, and deeply felt, both humane and human (Rabih Alameddine, author of The Angel of History and An Unnecessary Woman)

Sure to become a classic Chicago novel . . . a deft, harrowing novel that's as beautiful as its cover (Chicago Review of Books)

Magnificent . . . it doesn't set a foot wrong . . . Makkai has full command of her multi-generational perspective, and by its end, The Great Believers offers a grand fusion of the past and the present, the public and the personal. It's remarkably alive (Chicago Tribune)

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The Carnegie Medal-winning novel of hope and heartbreak amidst the AIDs crisis, for fans of A Little Life and The Lacuna.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 905 KB
  • Print Length: 433 pages
  • Publisher: Fleet (7 Jun. 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07B2YGFCC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,576 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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