An important novel about gay men and AIDS in 1980's Seattle

Sponsor John Whittier Treat's novel The Rise and Fall of Yellow House was a 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalist for best Gay Novel, and he's here to show an excerpt and make sure you're aware of the book. It's 1983, and Jeff has fled New York, and the beginning of the AIDS crisis, to Seattle and here meets Henry, who is fighting his own demons. Their love, and the middle-aged divorcee Nan who has opened her house to gay men in crisis, form the center of this moving work.

We've got an excerpt on the sponsor's page so you can find out for yourself why Kirkus called it "A compassionate, engrossing novel of life in the early plague years, depicted here with authentic detail and a true heart."

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