Christodora: A Novel
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Date: August 2016
Duration: 17 hours 14 minutes
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 protesters 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.
An Amazon Editor's Top Pick of Best Books of 2016. A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Big Indie Books of Fall 2016. Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature. A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice for LGBT Fiction. An Audible Editors Top Pick. An Indie Next List Selection. Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. A 2017 ALA Notable Book. Finalist for the Voice Arts Award for Best Casting. A BookRiot Pick of Best Books of July 2016 . A BookRiot Pick of Readers' Choices for Best Activism Fiction.