Patchwork

Patchwork by Dan Loughry

Patchwork

A debut novel

Dan Loughry

“Patchwork is an emotionally riveting, powerful and true-to-heart novel of two men whoserelationship unravels in the initial AIDS crisis. It’s also a telling tale offamily dynamics, picking up the pieces of shattered dreams and finding thestrength and courage to move forward. …a novel that brilliantly captures a truly devastating time period by tellingthe story of just one couple.”

 Edge Magazine

As it moves from Chicago in the late 80’s to Los Angeles on the cusp of a new millennium, Patchwork encompasses a mercurial decade in the lives of its characters. This debut novel – told with candor, insight, and a humor both gentle and scathing – sets the story of gay lovers in transition, and a family in the midst of personal upheaval, as they struggle to redefine themselves in the shadow of AIDS.

 
 

More Praise for Patchwork

“With the 30th anniversary of AIDS on many people’s minds, the arrival of Dan Loughry’s debut novel Patchwork (Harvard Square Editions) couldn’t come at a more crucial time.”

Bay Area Reporter 

 

“A deeply moving story of human relationships, yours and mine, in elegant prose that tackles tragedy and hope, loss and grief, with refreshing honestly and humor. Loughry’s brilliant voice and haunting story will follow you long after you’ve turned the last page.”

— Dora Levy Mossanen, author of HAREM and COURTESAN

 

“Dan Loughry is a maestro of memory and observation. In Patchwork, he achieves the impressive feat of telling a story that feels archetypal in its outlines – as it follows its protagonist through three eventful decades, from the beginning of the age of AIDS to the era of bemused long-term survivors – but ultimately wins us over through its masterful recording and layering of the specific human details and discoveries that make up a particular journey, and a particular life.”

— Dave Awl, editor of 200 NEO-FUTURIST PLAYS

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