A CRACK IN FOREVER by Jeannie Brewer
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A Love Story for the '90s -- an entrancing novel of a couple united by the volcanic intensity of their passion and the inexorable reality of death, the only force that can separate them.

When Eric Moro first enters Alexandra Taylor's life, he is a medical student eager to earn fast money modeling; she is an artist quite accustomed to drawing men's nude bodies. Nothing, however, has prepared her for his reckless sensuality -- the wayward smile that speaks of mischief and an acute intelligence, the intimate candor that leaves her raw and exposed, the unquestioning love, unlike any she has ever known.

They enter into a relationship astonishing in its ferocity. But then a foolish act from Eric's past comes back to haunt them. Reality crashes in when he learns he has AIDS. He tries to push Alex out of his life, but she clings to him, unwilling to lose any of the time they might have left together. Inevitably, death will force them apart, yet ultimately it is death, and the struggle to endure and to fight, that will ensure love's survival -- in this moving debut by a gifted new novelist, who also is a doctor who specializes in working with AIDS patients. Not since Love Story has a novel so unerringly delineated the emotional turbulence of young passion.

 

About Jeannie Brewer

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Brewer is Associate Medical Director of the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center's AIDS clinic
 
Published August 5, 1996 by Simon & Schuster. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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Various subplots--among them a lawsuit on Eric's behalf, accusing a hospital residency program of discriminating against him because of his HIV status, and the revelation of Eric's family secrets- -distract from the heartbreaking circumstances.

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Part spicy contemporary romance, part tragic love story, Brewer's debut, which is being positioned as a Love Story for the 1990s (and does bear some surface resemblance in plot and tone to Segal's novel), should have broad appeal based more on its compelling story than its uneven and often overbl...

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A Crack in Forever isn't just a book - it's an experience that will have you alternately flying high on love, and then have you sinking to the deepest depths of despair - a despair that exists only side-by-side with deep love and profound emotion.

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