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In 1980, B. J. Rosenthal's only mission is to find himself a boyfriend and avoid setbacks like bad haircuts, bad sex, and Jewish guilt. In post-AIDS 1986, B.J.'s world has changed dramatically -- his friends and lovers are getting sick, everyone is at risk, and B.J. is panicking. Parrying high-wire wit against unbearable human tragedy, Eighty-Sixed now stands as a testament to an era. "If Woody Allen were gay and wrote novels, he'd produce something like David Feinberg's Eighty-Sixed." -- David Streitfeld, The Washington Post Book World "[Feinberg] has given us a painful story of one man coming of age in a terrifying age." -- The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) "Entertaining, harrowing, and powerfully unsensational." -- Booklist "[Eighty-Sixed] stands out for its frankness, ferocious wit, and total lack of sentimentality or self pity." -- Catherine Texier, The New York Times Book Review


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July 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: Eighty-Sixed
Author(s): David B Feinberg
ISBN: 0-8021-3902-7 / 978-0-8021-3902-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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1990 : UK Paperback

Title: Eighty-Sixed
Author(s): David B Feinberg
ISBN: 0-14-011252-9 / 978-0-14-011252-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Availability: Amazon CA