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“Mr. Skerritt’s book is both poignant and beautiful, even as the subject is tragic. His writing evokes an immediate and powerful reaction from the reader. . . . It is a must read for anyone concerned with HIV/AIDS or social justice.” — Paul Kawata, Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council
“A compassionate and beautifully written account of the arrival and devastation caused by AIDS in the poor, rural South. [. . .] This is a history worth telling, a story deftly crafted by an excellent journalist.” —Patrice Gaines, author of Laughing in the Dark, former reporter for the Washington Post
"Powerful and beautifully written...Skerritt's book succeeds not only as an excellent work journalism, but a powerful story of the damaged lives of the men and women as well as the families left behind in the wake of this awful disease." —The Post & Courier
"A powerful debut...The author makes a strong case that the shame is not with the dying but with those who turn away from the reality of this epidemic."
"Skerritt is skillful in showing the complex feelings and traditions that tragically keep many southern AIDS sufferers from seeking help; his portraits of the group of health care pros who do wonderful work, trying to deal with the crisis in the face of pervasive death, is moving nearly beyond words. This is the kind of book you wish you could place in a lot of people's hands and suggest they read it." —Creative Loafing Charlotte