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Bleeder A Memoir

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ISBN-10: 1611860695

ISBN-13: 9781611860696

Edition: 2013

Authors: Shelby Smoak

List price: $22.95
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I am Caucasian, five foot eleven, have sandy brown hair, blue eyes, and am a tender slip of bone. And I am at the hospital.A coming-of-age memoir for modern times, Bleeder is the incredibly compelling tale of author Shelby Smoak. A hemophiliac, Smoak discovered he had been infected with HIV during a blood transfusion at the start of his college career. This devastating and destabilizing news led Smoak to see his world from an entirely new perspective, one in which life-threatening illness was perpetually just around the corner. Set in the 1990s along the North Carolina coast, Bleeder traces Smoak's quest for love in a world that feels increasingly dangerous, and despite a future that feels increasingly uncertain. From the bedroom to the operating room, and from one hospital to the next, Smoak seeks out hope and better health. Winner of a PEN American Center award for writers living with HIV, Smoak, whose work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, constructs this unforgettable story of life and love against insurmountable difficulties in breathtaking, tightly drawn prose.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 2/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 214
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Blood
A Man in Hiding
The Regular
Ana
Sandwich Interlude
College
Throwing Hope Away
The Split
Summer 21
The Pine Cone Did It
Lungs
Ears
Yachts
Sunset upon the Heart
The Handbook to Dating with HIV
My Lolita
Chase Manhattan Owns Me
Ankles
The Depressing Effect of Numbers
Loose Lips
The Unicorn
Winter Is the Cruelest Season
Cocktails
Recovery
The Open Door
Acknowledgments