Planting Eli Southern Tier Editions Southern Tier Editions

Planting Eli Southern Tier Editions Southern Tier Editions[Reading] ➹ Planting Eli Southern Tier Editions Southern Tier Editions ➯ Jeff Black – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Ed Dell is gay single and confidante to goddess Oprah Winfrey—at least in his fertile imagination He writes for a Chicago newspaper caretakes his ailing parents and likes to annoy his snobbish sister Ed Dell is gay single and confidante to Southern Tier Epub Û goddess Oprah Winfrey—at least in his fertile imagination He writes for a Chicago newspaper caretakes his ailing parents and likes to annoy his snobbish sister HIV positive and very private Ed has seen better days It is the year of the protease inhibitor Sometimes Ed thought of his life in orchestral terms of what instrument best represented him He'd grown up assuming he'd eventually be seated among the upper brass displaying the zeal and bright assurance of a coronet Then he'd age into the warmth Planting Eli eBook Ú and wisdom and emotional depth of a French horn Yet here he was forty years old still stagnating after years in the double reeds emitting the woeful cries of the English horn the shrill of the oboe the bassoon's impending doom With the new drugs working—and with Ed's parental obligations miraculously vanished—he suddenly surprisingly has the chance to live again If only he remembers how Then three men from Ed's past reenter his life and each in his own way instructs Ed in what it means to still be alive Enriue—A closeted TV reporter and Eli Southern Tier Epub Û Ed's ex flame Wallace—Once Ed's best friend now an AIDS activist and AIDS patient Eli—A former friend for whom protease inhibitors came too late Planting Eli is genuine touching and very very funny Jeff Black brings gentle hilarity to the challenges of coming back from the dead Planting Eli is the last word in resurrection —Ethel Mertz. Ed Dell is still aliveAnd he certainly didn't expect to beBut it is 1996 and the new protease inhibitors have kicked in and instead of looking forward to certain death from AIDS Ed is now looking forward to lifeA life he didn't think he would haveAnd now Ed needs to deal with living and all the frustration this brings His uncaring father has dropped dead in fragrante delicto with another married woman at his assisted living home His mother has made a sudden recovery from her near comatose existence His sister is still as selfish as ever and has left him to deal with the death of their father and the Lazurus like recovery of their mother and has gone off to Bolivia with her possibly drug dealing husbandAnd there are friends from his past popping out of the woodwork like no man's businessEd has lived a life in anticipation of death and who could blame him? He has lost a partner to AIDS and another to alcoholism but the death he was expecting fo himself will not now be arriving Ed now has all this freedom and opportunity but he has to learn what to do with itAnd to make it worse he has these irritating old school friends to deal with Ed finds that not only does he have to deal with living he has to deal with how he lived in the past As he reluctantly catches up with the people from his past he finds that he is catching up with himself and hopefully as he regains his hope he will be able to live againA bit like his mother who made a miraculous recovery when his father dropped deadThis is a thoroughly enjoyable and funny book about life and being able to deal with the twists and turns and unexpected grace that life sometimes dishes out The best thing about this story is the way it is both serious and humorous Grave and funny Ed seems to be able to negotiate the most tragic parts of his life with humour and fortitude and far from knocking him down the series of unfortunate events that is his life tends instead to build him upThis is a great book which shows how Ed starts to put one foot in front of the other slowly in the right direction It involves him in getting angry in letting go and also in allowing life to carry him This story is both funny and engaging and a snap shot which shows Ed coming to understand he now has a future It is a great read and a rather touching way of telling the story of the AIDS pandemic It has an open end which has left me wanting but at the same time I feel deeply satisfied and happy I took a chance on a new to me author Another book from the Lambda awards for this year this book is billed as a hysterically funny novel a uick read and what good novels used to be Well not really It had a slow start and Jeff Black's attempts at humor fell a bit flat for me but I ended up really likeing the novel It explores the experience of living HIV positive in a very realistic context The protagonist is a gay man who has a great career but not such a great love life; he is still coming to terms with the psychological issues that confront HIV positive gay men who have the chance to live healthy and full lives thanks to new medications I like the book because in spite of trying to be funny in places it's really very poignant In the end you want Ed to move beyond what is holding him back from genuine intimacy; although his journey is a bit trite the context gives it meaning

Planting Eli Southern Tier Editions Southern Tier Editions
  • Paperback
  • 173 pages
  • Planting Eli Southern Tier Editions Southern Tier Editions
  • Jeff Black
  • 24 August 2014
  • 9781560235989