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Halfway Home
Halfway Home
Author: Paul Monette
Weakened by AIDS, artist Tom Ahaheen retreats to a remote California beach to come to terms with his illness and his life, until his estranged brother, Brian, comes back into his life.
ISBN-13: 9780380717972
ISBN-10: 0380717972
Publication Date: 6/1992
Pages: 262
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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Penniless, AIDS-stricken performance artist tom Shaheen has retreated to a run-down ocean front estate on Malibu Beach to brood over lost opportunities, lost loves...and the disease that is ravaging both his body and his inner self. But one day his past comes calling. Brian, Tom's estranged "golden boy" brother, the despised tormentor of his youth, arrives on the actor's doorstep seeking sanctuary from disasters of his own making. Abruptly he crowds Tom's life with incident and danger, dragging him reluctantly back into the sloppy tangle of human relationships...and awakening within him a dormant, life-affirming capacity for understanding, forgiveness, and love.
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writer of Borrowed Time also wrote this novel in 1991 about AIDS stricken artist unexpected confronted with his past...has Monette's usual fine touches of humor and tragedy, without lasping into pathos.