A Home at the End of the World by Michael Cunningham

The narrative revolves around the lives of two boyhood friends navigating through their complicated lives in the 1980s. One of them is a bisexual man mourning the loss of his lover to AIDS, and the other is a straight man who's been in love with his friend since childhood. Their lives intertwine with a bohemian woman who dreams of having a child. The three of them form an unconventional family, exploring the complexities of relationships, love, and the concept of home.

The 4038th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 135

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 100.44.

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