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Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects

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Publisher Comments:

A tough and vigorous, amusing rather than melancholic blend of literary journalism and memoir.

Synopsis:

Penitent, with Roses is a series of essays by a white, middle-class Jewish mother who is diagnosed with AIDS when her son is 11 months old. The first part of the work encompasses several years of her life, including the birth of her son and her diagnosis, her attempt to notify a former lover of her condition, and her experiences as an activist and a hotline volunteer. It is followed by a series of autobiographical sketches of her childhood and young womanhood, framed as a letter to her small son. Throughout, readers accompany Paula W. Peterson as she re-forges her personal identity in the face of physical and spiritual crises.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584651284
Author:
Peterson, Paula W.
Publisher:
Middlebury College Press
Author:
Peterson, Paula W.
Location:
Hanover
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Patients
Subject:
HIV-positive women
Subject:
Aids (disease) in pregnancy
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
Peterson, Paula W - Health
Subject:
AIDS (Disease) in pregnancy - Patients -
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
241
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.73x5.71x.97 in. 1.01 lbs.

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » AIDS
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"Synopsis" by , Penitent, with Roses is a series of essays by a white, middle-class Jewish mother who is diagnosed with AIDS when her son is 11 months old. The first part of the work encompasses several years of her life, including the birth of her son and her diagnosis, her attempt to notify a former lover of her condition, and her experiences as an activist and a hotline volunteer. It is followed by a series of autobiographical sketches of her childhood and young womanhood, framed as a letter to her small son. Throughout, readers accompany Paula W. Peterson as she re-forges her personal identity in the face of physical and spiritual crises.
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