Stephen is middle-aged. He's gay. He's content, except when he isn't. Stephen is a teacher. He's a poet. He has a new teaching job in Kamloops, BC. Stephen has HIV.
DR SAD is the story of one man's journey across Canada and through his diagnosis. It is the story of the distance between queer urban spaces and a small campus in a small city in small-town BC. It is the story of discovering the self within the world, and the world within the self, of discovering the difference between living a life and simply enduring one. This is a tragicomic cross-campus, cross-country romp that believes in the power of romance.
Weaving together narratives of past and present, of Toronto's Gay Village and the streets of Kamloops, BC this lively and dynamic semi-autobiographical novel dives deeply into gender and queerness, class and privilege, and the realities of aging. It is a dynamic and engaging hybrid, stylistically daring while remaining intimate and human.
Leaping through time and mixing the playfully serious with the seriously playful, DR SAD blends poetry with prose and finds the humour in despair in one complete, glittering tragedy of triumph
- Publisher: University of Calgary Press
- Page Count: 416 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
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-bill bissett, poet