In Memory of Angel Clare

In Memory of Angel Clare The new novel by the bestselling author of Hold Tight this brilliant comedy of manners set among a group of Manhattan sophisticates depicts the friends of a dead filmmaker trying to put their lives b

  • Title: In Memory of Angel Clare
  • Author: Christopher Bram
  • ISBN: 9781556111389
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The new novel by the bestselling author of Hold Tight, this brilliant comedy of manners set among a group of Manhattan sophisticates depicts the friends of a dead filmmaker trying to put their lives back together a task made arduous by the young boyfriend he left behind.

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    1. What happens to those left behind?This is an engaging story involving a group of friends. It is written in a way that reminds me of 'Tales of the City' although the stories are very different.When Clarence passes away he leaves behind his much younger boyfriend Michael and a group of close friends. One year later Michael is still deep in grief and struggling to make sense of what he had with Clarence and what he has now lost.Michael the younger boyfriend finds himself having to make a new life f [...]

    2. I loved this book. I probably couldn't have read it in 1989 when it was released. Books like this were too close to my own life. Today I was able to not only read it, but love it. Bram's collection of Clarence's friends and boyfriend made me happy remembering my own decade in NYC making all kinds of memories during the darkest of times. Thrilled to know In Memory of Angel Clare not only stands the test of time, but makes me smile. A truly great read of an unexpected time in our lives.

    3. Published in 1989 by Christopher Bram comes a very sentimental story that builds to a suspenseful last few chapters. I love Christopher Bram books. He's my favorite author and this one sat on my shelf for a while. At first I wasn't in a hurry to read it as it dealt with a young man mourning a death; however, there is more to story and much to take from it. Outstanding--even today, almost 30 years later. Here are some lines in the book I chose to underline because they struck me for some reason o [...]

    4. This is a bittersweet novel of a younger man's memories of an older lover who has died of AIDS. Clarence was in his mid thirties when he died, leaving behind friends a young lover. Michael is the young lover, and we first meet him he's touring ParisHe has had two hookuos already and meets a young man in an art gallery. As we see Michael at the tender age of 23, can be as cruel and callous as someone older. The two young men decide to go out for dinner and more, that is when (while in restaurant) [...]

    5. I didn't see any comedy, although this book offers an important glimpse into an era that changed the landscape of the gay community. Through Michael, Bram tells the story of a young man wrestling with his stake in the fallout of his now-dead lover.

    6. This book just didn't grab me. Not a good balance between description or scene-setting and dialogue. I just couldn't feel that I should care about these characters.

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