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Author Smoak, Shelby.

Title Bleeder : a Memoir / Shelby Smoak
Published East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (199 pages)
Contents Blood -- A man in hiding -- the regular -- Ana -- Sandwich interlude -- Throwing hope away -- The split -- Summer 21 -- The pine cone did it -- Lungs -- Ears -- Yachts -- Sunset upon the heart -- The handbook to dating with HIV -- My Lolita -- Chase Manhattan owns me -- Ankles -- The depressing effect of numbers -- Loose lips -- The unicorn -- Winter is the cruelest season -- Cocktails -- Recovery 00 The open door
Summary A coming-of-age memoir for modern times, Bleeder is the incredibly compelling tale of author Shelby Smoak. A hemophiliac, Smoak discovered he had been infected with HIV during a blood transfusion at the start of his college career. This devastating and destabilizing news led Smoak to see his world from an entirely new perspective, one in which life-threatening illness was perpetually just around the corner. Set in the 1990s along the North Carolina coast, Bleeder traces Smoak's quest for love in a world that feels increasingly dangerous, and despite a future that feels increasingly uncertain. From the bedroom to the operating room, and from one hospital to the next, Smoak seeks out hope and better health
Subject Smoak, Shelby.
Hemophiliacs -- Virginia -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012029287
ISBN 1609173554 (electronic bk.)
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