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Starry, Starry Night: Provincetown's Response to the AIDS Epidemic

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Title: Starry, Starry Night: Provincetown's Response to the AIDS Epidemic
Author: Braham, Jeanne
ISBN: 1571290583
Publisher: Brookline Books/Lumen Editions
Published: 1999
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

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Publisher Description:
Starry, Starry Night is a lyrical and personal account of the close-knit community of Provincetown (MA.) and its remarkable response to the AIDS epidemic that has decimated its ranks in the last decade. The narrative unfolds through interviews with residents infected or directly affected by the virus. Arranged chronologically, the authors study the pivotal year of 1996 in detail, a period which marked the most intense communal efforts to combat the effects of the epidemic and also marked the arrival of protease inhibitors, the "magic cocktail" that suppresses the virus, at least for a period of time. The book not only documents what one tiny rural village can do in the face of overwhelming odds, it also offers a microcosm of one "turning point" in the AIDS pandemic - with all the potential victories and haunting, unanswered questions still factored within it.