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The Resource Christodora

Christodora

Label
Christodora
Title
Christodora
Statement of responsibility
Tim Murphy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan's East Village, the Christodora. The Christodora is home to Milly and Jared, a privileged young couple with artistic ambitions. Their neighbor, Hector, a Puerto Rican gay man who was once a celebrated AIDS activist but is now a lonely addict, becomes connected to Milly and Jared's lives in ways none of them can anticipate. Meanwhile, Milly and Jared's adopted son Mateo grows to see the opportunity for both self-realization and oblivion that New York offers. As the junkies and protestors of the 1980s give way to the hipsters of the 2000s and they, in turn, to the wealthy residents of the crowded, glass-towered city of the 2020s, enormous changes rock the personal lives of Milly and Jared and the constellation of people around them. Moving kaleidoscopically from the Tompkins Square Riots and attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic, to the New York City of the future, Christodora recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the allure and destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself
Summary
An artistic couple, their adopted son and a once-celebrated AIDS activist connect in unexpected ways in their bohemian Manhattan East Village apartment over the course of decades marked by the Tompkins Square Riots, addiction, the hipster generation and the glass-ceiling wealth of the 2020s
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 2017.
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Cataloging source
BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
Label
Christodora
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3c3020da-76a3-4b2a-aeea-813edcd2219b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780802190437
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Christodora
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3c3020da-76a3-4b2a-aeea-813edcd2219b
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780802190437
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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