Vital Signs: Essential AIDS Fiction

Richard Canning (Editor)

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    120,000-word anthology of shorter American fiction concerning AIDS. ‘Foreword’ by Dale Peck. Critical ‘Introduction’ by Editor (12,000 words). Shortlisted for Best Anthology, Lambda Literary Award 2008. ‘Richard Canning's anthology of AIDS fiction includes many of the best-remembered stories from the 1980s and 1990s, when AIDS was essentially a death sentence and those who came down it were shunned and essentially quarantined… An immensely satisfying collection.’ – Kevin Killian. Quoted from and cited extensively in Gina Bright, Plague-Making and the AIDS Epidemic: A Story of Discrimination (London/New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCarroll and Graf
    Number of pages352
    ISBN (Print)9780786720095
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2007


    • AIDS
    • HIV
    • gay fiction


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