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The Great Believers - Rebecca Makkai - <span class="date-display-single">10/11/2018 - 5:30pm</span>

The Great Believers

10/11/2018 - 5:30pm

Central Library - The Bubbler

The Great Believers is the first novel about the AIDS epidemic in Chicago, which was and is the third largest city in America. A Chicago native, Makkai digs deep into the history and heart of how AIDS affected her hometown, and turns her research into a beautifully poignant novel that feels almost too real to be fiction. In her stunning new book, award-winning author Rebecca Makkai weaves together 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris to tell a story of survivors who were forever affected by the AIDS crisis.

Rebecca Makkai

About Presenter Rebecca Makkai

 

Rebecca Makkai is the author of The BorrowerThe Hundred-Year House, which won the Novel of the Year Award from the Chicago Writers Association, and Music for Wartime. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short StoriesHarper's, and Tin House, among others. She lives in Chicago and Vermont with her husband and two daughters.

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