The Hurry-Up Song: A Memoir of Losing My Brother

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Out of love, anger, and grief Clifford Chase has crafted a moving and brilliant memoir of loss and family bonds. With startling honesty, he evokes scenes of life in a suburban American family and illuminates the strong ties that are woven between two gay brothers as they become adults. Chase documents how, in turn, the family dynamics change forever when one brother--the elder, the admired, the feared, the loved--weathers AIDS-related illnesses and ultimately dies. This is a searching, unsentimental account of how AIDS steals away loved ones and how the wounds of loss come to be healed.

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A memoir of loss, family bonds, and the relationship between two gay brothers as they become adults. Clifford Chase documents how his family's dynamics changed forever when his brother - the elder, the admired, feared and loved - weathers AIDS-related illness and dies.

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"Exceptionally inventive, moving. . . . Chase has written an honest memoir."--"Village Voice"
"Multilayered and beautifully written."--"The Advocat"e
"As Chase examines his life in language that is simple yet powerful, he is never less than brutally honest--especially with himself."--"Newsweek"
"I read this book straight through, hypnotized by its scrupulous sincerity."--Edmund White
"Scrupulously honest, beautifully crafted."--"Booklist"
"A wonderful book . . . . Chase's story has a rueful charm; his voice is immediately convincing."--"Bay Area Reporter"
"A quiet, eloquent memoir."--"Kirkus Reviews"
As Chase examines his life in language that is simple yet powerful, he is never less than brutally honest especially with himself. "Newsweek"
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Exceptionally inventive, moving. . . . Chase has written an honest memoir. "Village Voice"
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Multilayered and beautifully written. "The Advocat"e
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A quiet, eloquent memoir. "Kirkus Reviews"
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Scrupulously honest, beautifully crafted. "Booklist"
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A wonderful book . . . . Chase s story has a rueful charm; his voice is immediately convincing. "Bay Area Reporter"
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I read this book straight through, hypnotized by its scrupulous sincerity. Edmund White
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