The American People

The American People

Volume 1, Search for My Heart

Book - 2015
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"Forty years in the making, [this work] sets forth Larry Kramer's vision of his homeland. In this first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus; a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions; and early English settlers who establish loving same-sex couples only to fall prey to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals and the AIDS virus begins to spread"--
Publisher: New York :, Farrar, Straus and Giroux,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780374104399
0374104395
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 775 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Search for my heart

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