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.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 86th on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
- The Modern Library: The Two Hundred Best Novels in English Since 1950 (The Modern Library (Book))