Book ‘The Great Believers’ by Rebecca Makkai

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Soon to Be a Major Television Event, optioned by Amy Poehler. “A page turner… An absorbing and emotionally riveting story about what it’s like to live during times of crisis.” — The New York Times Book Review. A dazzling novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy and loss set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris. In 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…

Publisher: Penguin Books (June 19, 2018); Pages: 431 pages; ISBN-10: 0735223521; ISBN-13: 978-0735223523; ASIN:‎ B076GPPLPP

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Author’s biography: Rebecca Makkai is the Chicago-based author of the story collection MUSIC FOR WARTIME (2015) as well as the novels THE HUNDRED-YEAR HOUSE (2014) and THE BORROWER (2011). Her work was chosen for The Best American Short Stories in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 and appears regularly in publications such as Harper’s, Tin House, Ploughshares, New England Review and Ecotone, and on public radio’s This American Life and Selected Shorts. The recipient of a 2014 NEA Fellowship, Rebecca has taught year at Northwestern University, the Tin House Writers’ Conference, and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her website is www.rebeccamakkai.com.