Visions and Revisions: Coming of Age in the Age of AIDS
Novelist and critic Dale Peck's latest work, part memoir, part extended essay, is a foray into what the author calls 'the second half of the first half of the AIDS epidemic'. Reminiscent of Joan Didion's The White Album and Kurt Vonnegut's Palm Sunday, Visions and Revisions has been assembled from over a dozen essays and articles that have been extensively rewritten and recombined to form a sweeping, collage-style portrait of a tumultuous era.
Dale Peck is the author of twelve books in a variety of genres, including "Martin and John," "Hatchet Jobs," and "Sprout," and is the editor of "The Soho Press Book of 80s Short Fiction." His fiction and criticism have appeared in dozens of publications, and have earned him two O. Henry Awards, a Pushcart Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He lives in New York City, where he has taught in the New School s graduate writing program since 1999. "From the Hardcover edition.""