Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. “Wrenching in its detail, this account of the author’s Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir by [Monette, Paul]. Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir. Paul Monette, Author Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) $22 (p) ISBN A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Borrowed Time was one of This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette.

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Views Read Edit View history. Great events from history: He went on to write tjme masterpieces about his life livi i read this book the day after Thanksgiving when I was I was appalled by the numbers of people who had died.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

My heart wept for monethe couples in this book who had the right love at the wrong time. Now years later responding to HIV and Aids is a major part of my life. Written with fierce honesty and heartwarming tenderness, this book is part love story, part testimony, and part requiem.

This book was amazing. I was appalled by the complacency of certain Governments and the ignorance and myths that still abounded. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

I was devestated when he died inbut I’m still good friends with his last lover, Winston Wilde. The story is about the 2 years that he suffered with AIDS before he died.

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Jun 18, Skip rated it tine was amazing. It is basically a love story that is very detailed and not necessarily richlyand tells a story about two gay men and the world they lived in in the ‘s.

It wasn’t until the mid-nineties that HIV and Aids began to hit my radar and even then it was something distant, something that I didn’t understand. During a borrosed session, someone in my writing group asked me about my motivation for my novel-in-progress.

He has yet to develop any symptoms, and whilst he has a T4 count on the lower edge of normal, he refuses to take the HIV test and get treatment. His words awaken an ever deepening thirst in me for justice and a desire that everyone may have abundant life and not be excluded because they are tlme, or gay or female or African. Spilled milk, people tell me; you can’t undo the past. Resistance was not considered, and because AZT had some dangerous side-effects, they were constantly taking him off the drug.

Paul Landry Monette October 16, — February 10, was an American author, tkme, and activist best known for his essays about gay relationships.

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Aug 19, Angie rated it it was amazing. I cried a lot, but now I’m going to move on and try to celebrate the little victories. There is a renewal of interest in what is now called “The Monetye Years” of AIDS and the death of a generation of innocent victims — victims of the disease, of apathy, of political apathy and murder.


Imagine two infected men taking care of each other – both sick, both frightened, but both strong in their desire to live while they still could. Sorry, but I couldn’t finish this book – it was pages o What can I say about this book.

Be careful with this one, especially if you have major ghosts to mourn. But here is where the AIDS story was very different to my expectations. He does not spare himself; his human frailty is on full view here, but he shows how his love for his friend redeems him, and makes it possible for him to rise above their difficulties. The honeymoon was over, that much was clear. As a modern gay man, I regularly get tested for HIV antibodies.

Brave as it mohette, Monette seems to go to great lengths to hide behind extraneous details, and so buries the emotions of his most tumultuous experiences. Fiercely sorrowful, unsparingly angry. How could bogrowed think that about people? I’m curious now to read his memoir, Becoming a Man: I can’t believe it has been over 20 years since it was published. My office was heavily involved wit Not a book for the faint of heart.