Rat bohemia / Sarah Schulman.Material type: TextPublication details: New York, NY : Dutton, ©1995.Description: 232 p. ; 23 cmISBN:
- 0525937900 (acidfree paper)
- 813/.54 20
- PS3569.C5393 R37 1995
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"Set in contemporary New York City, Rat Bohemia is the story of Rita Mae Weems, a woman from Queens who works as a rat exterminator for the Department of Health's Pest Control Division. As she battles the budget cuts for extermination and streetlights, her best friend, Killer, a career plant-waterer, is busy falling in love with the rakish and enigmatic Troy Ruby. And David, a writer who is HIV-positive, struggles to be truthful about the AIDS experience even as his family averts their eyes from his day-to-day efforts to stay alive." "Through Rita, David, and Killer, Schulman traces the very particular and very devastating ways that gay people are abandoned by their families - a subject that has not yet found its way into the public discussion about AIDS - and the enormously creative and courageous ways in which gay men and lesbians lead their lives despite this loss."--BOOK JACKET.