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Christodora Audiobook

Christodora: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Tim Murphy (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    This is a must listen! Phenomenal novel that lives up to the hype. Easy to follow with the multiple narrators. It's being made into a limited TV Series. Get the book before all your friends do! Highly recommended!!!

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    Little One Exurban Boston, MA 08-24-16
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    Would you listen to Christodora again? Why?

    Yes. It is a moving epic by a gifted writer.


    What other book might you compare Christodora to and why?

    It's reminiscent of And the Band Played On.


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    Read it! It will move you.

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    I really enjoyed this. Touching and sad at times and very compelling. As someone who lived thru the AIDS crisis years, tho young, it was visceral and thoughtful.

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