Invisible Life: A Novel
Date: August 2009
Duration: 8 hours 7 minutes
The remarkable first novel by a young, gay, black author who fashioned a deeply moving and compelling coming-of-age story out of the controversial issues of bisexuality and AIDS
Law school, girlfriends, and career choices were all part of Raymond Tyler's life, but there were other, more terrifying issues for him to confront. Being black was tough enough, but Raymond was becoming more and more conscious of sexual feelings that he knew weren't 'right.' He was completely committed to Sela, his longtime girlfriend, but his attraction to Kelvin, whom he had met during his last year in law school, had become more than just a friendship.
Fleeing to New York to escape both Sela and Kelvin, Raymond finds himself more confused than ever before. New relationships--both male and female--give him enormous pleasure but keep him from finding the inner peace and lasting love he so desperately desires. The horrible illness and death of a friend eventually force Raymond, at last, to face the truth.
Invisible Life has been hailed as 'one of the most thought-provoking books--since James Baldwin's Another Country' (Richmond Voice), and Harris's 'stories have become the toast of bookstores, reading groups, men, women, and gay and straight people' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).