At Risk

At Risk

Book - 1988
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In a novel the "Village Voice" calls "memorable" and "striking", Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when 11-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1988.
ISBN: 9780399133671
0399133674
Branch Call Number: HOFF
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 24 cm.

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Written during the early days of HIV epidemic, a young girl gets blood transfusion after surgery and 4 years later has full blown AIDS. The community shuns the family. Interesting and at times poignant but some of the charachaters were not well drawn and there were a few dangling plot lines which I felt needed better resolution. Nevertheless, a good read about a difficult time in western society.

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