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Set in 1980s Chicago and contemporary Paris, a dazzling new novel of friendship in the face of tragedy and loss, by the acclaimed and award-winning author of The Hundred-Year House and The Borrower

In 1985, Yale Dishman, the development director for an art gallery in Chicago, is facing unprecedented success--the extraordinary collection of a 1920s artist's model has just landed in his lap. Yet as he rises in the art world, the carnage of an epidemic grows around him. One by one, his friends are dying of AIDS, and after his friend Nico's funeral, the dominoes fall: Yale's partner is infected, his career is at risk, and he might even have the virus himself. The only person he has left is Fiona, Nico's little sister.

Thirty years later, Fiona is in Paris tracking down her estranged daughter who has disappeared into a cult. While staying with an old friend there, she finds herself, decades overdue, finally grappling with the devastating ways the AIDS crisis hijacked her life. Moving between the stories of Yale and Fiona, The Great Believers is a dazzling and heartbreaking novel of an unforgettable tragedy and the chaos of the modern world, as both struggle to find goodness in the face of disaster. Download and start listening now!

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About the Author
Author Rebecca Makkai

Rebecca Makkai’s stories have been anthologized in the 2008, 2009, and 2010 editions of The Best American Short Stories, and have appeared in Tin House, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, and on NPR’s Selected Shorts. Makkai teaches elementary school and lives north of Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

About the Narrator

Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She’s currently a culture writer for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at the Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It’s Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In January of 2015 she wrote and recorded a story for This American Life about confronting an internet troll who impersonated her dead father.