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Dennis Bacchus is a man who has outlived himself. HIV-positive and prepared to die at any minute, he finds himself in the late 1990s blessed with life-giving drugs, supportive friends, a boom economy, and an era of never-ending celebration—and he doesn’t know what to do with himself.
    For ten years he has traveled and celebrated a curtailed life with the similarly infected Jimmy and, though Dennis was never that close to Jimmy, he decided to let the friendship run its course to the end. Now there’s no end in sight. Stuck with leftover friendships, careers, and commitments, what can a man do but become a priest? The Boom Economy covers what was supposed to be the last decade of Dennis Bacchus’ life, but turns out to be the first decade of the rest of it.
    The Boom Economy is a novel about conversion—not just seroconversion or religious conversion, but all of the social, spiritual, and emotional problems of changing from one life to another. At once raucous and serious, pagan and saintly, it’s a look at the way we live now. Again.

Table of Contents

  1. Vicar, Victoria
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. Breathing: San Francisco,January 1991
  2. pp. 24-37
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  1. Moss: France, May 1993
  2. pp. 38-55
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  1. Conversion: San Francisco, May 1994
  2. pp. 56-71
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  1. Hagiography: Carcassonne,France,March 1995
  2. pp. 72-81
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  1. En Passant: San Francisco,August 1995
  2. pp. 93-112
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  1. Decadence: Santa Clara, California, November 1995
  2. pp. 113-128
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  1. Religious Experience: Minneapolis, January 1999
  2. pp. 129-169
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  1. Land of Lakes: Mankato, Minnesota, June 1999
  2. pp. 170-187
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  1. Pain Management: Santa Clara, August 1999
  2. pp. 188-210
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  1. Water Song: The Pacific Northwest, September 1999
  2. pp. 211-240
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  1. Everything Fruits: Vancouver, September 1999
  2. pp. 241-253
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  1. Bore Tide: Alaska, September 1999
  2. pp. 254-268
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  1. Boom Economy: San Francisco, November 1999
  2. pp. 269-283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299189037
Related ISBN
9780299189006
MARC Record
OCLC
179558278
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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