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This "tender and lyrical" memoir (New York Times Book Review) remains one of the most compelling documents of the AIDS era-"searing, shattering, ultimately hope inspiring account of a great love story" (San Francisco Examiner). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the winner of the PEN Center West literary award.
Posted May 19, 2005
Life as we know it can change at any given moment. What we have is what we love, and what we lose is what we seek. Paul Monette and Roger Horwitz have formed a love that is so pure, so fragle, that it will outlast time itself. A life of love, a life of amazing love has been spent between Paul and Roger. But when one thinks eveything is fine, the world places cruel punishment on us. Roger has found out he has AIDS and now the battle between life and death has just started. Paul stays by Rogers side and, in some strange way, maintains his ablity to go with life. Paul believes there will be a cure if Roger can stay strong, but little do they know AIDS has, and will remain uncureable. After 19 long months, the battle has ended. After 19 long months of pain, Roger can now rest in peace. Yes! Roger can now rest in peace, but it is Paul now, who will suffer of the man he has loved for 12years. It is Paul now, who wiil try to fight AIDS. Paul Monette has made me cry over and over again with this amazing book. Their love reminds me of fair tale, only the happy ending is painful. Heartwarming, shocking, sad, amazing, life, love,.... Borrowed Time will leave one with an open mind, and will make you too, cry over the death of RogerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 21, 2005
As the AIDS crisis begins Paul and Roger hope they are virus free but a nagging cough leads to the dreaded diagnosis. Paul recounts the battle to keep Roger alive, likening the battle to a war. After 12 years as a couple, Paul cannot imagine life without his beloved and believes that if Roger can just hang on a little longer a cure will arrive. Even as the reader sees Roger decline, Paul maintains a fragile balance between hope and fear. Eventually, Paul is also diagnosed with AIDS, but this is a secondary consideration to the main story. A truly touching story of love and commitment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 21, 2009
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