The Great Believers (Large Print / Library Binding)

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This flawlessly written and lovingly told story depicts the immediate toll AIDS took on the Chicago gay community in the ’80s and the long-term impact on survivors and their families. Makkai threads it all compellingly together with art world intrigue and institutional drama. I don’t want to diminish it in any way with comparisons, but The Great Believers brought to my mind several of my favorite contemporary novels: A Little LifeThree Junes, and The Goldfinch. Rebecca Makkai, in my opinion, has launched herself into a whole new category of literary achievement with this.

— Becky Dayton

About the Author


Rebecca Makkai is the author of The Borrower, The Hundred-Year House, which won the Novel of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories, Harper's, and Tin House, among others. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two daughters.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781432859701
ISBN-10: 1432859706
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: January 9th, 2019
Language: English

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