FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN FICTIONWINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDALWINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER OF THE STONEWALL BOOK AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARDSoon To Be A Major Television Event, Optioned By Amy Poehler A Dazzling New Novel Of Friendship And Redemption In The Face Of Tragedy And Loss Set In 1980s Chicago And Contemporary ParisIn 1985, Yale Tishman, The Development Director For An Art Gallery In Chicago, Is About To Pull Off An Amazing Coup, Bringing In An Extraordinary Collection Of 1920s Paintings As A Gift To The Gallery 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 Crisis, She Finds Herself Finally Grappling With The Devastating Ways AIDS Affected Her Life And Her Relationship With Her Daughter The Two Intertwining Stories Take Us Through The Heartbreak Of The Eighties And The Chaos Of The Modern World, As Both Yale And Fiona Struggle To Find Goodness In The Midst Of Disaster The Great Believers Has Become A Critically Acclaimed, Indelible Piece Of Literature It Was Selected As One Of New York Times Best 10 Books Of The Year, A Washington Post Notable Book, A Buzzfeed Book Of The Year, A Skimm Reads Pick, And A Pick For The New York Public Library S Best Books Of The Year.
Rebecca Makkai is the author of the short story collection MUSIC FOR WARITIME Viking, 2015 and the novels THE HUNDRED YEAR HOUSE and THE BORROWER Her short stories have appeared in four consecutive issues of THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008 2011 She lives in Chicago and Vermont.
- 448 pages
- The Great Believers
- Rebecca Makkai
- 12 July 2019 Rebecca Makkai