Description - A Small Gathering of Bones by Patricia Powell
This award-winning novel initiates the reader into the complex world of homosexuality and AIDS in the Caribbean. It's 1978 and Dale Singleton, devoted twenty-something housekeeper and ex-lover of Nevin Morgan, is becoming alarmed as his friend, Ian Kaysen, is afflicted with a mysterious and seemingly untreatable illness characterised by pneumonia, lesions, and dementia. A Small Gathering of Bones is both authentic and viscerally affecting as it conveys the shocked puzzlement of those troubled by Ian's condition.
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Author Biography - Patricia Powell
Patricia Powell is the author of Me Dying Trial, The Pagoda, and a forthcoming novel, The Good Life. Her awards include the Bruce Rossley Literary Award, the Ferro-Grumley Award for Fiction, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. Powell has taught creative writing at Harvard University, Wellesley College, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Currently she is Martin Luther King Visiting Professor at MIT. Powell lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.