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InstaReview: The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

"It's always a matter, isn't it, of waiting for the world to come unraveled? When things hold together, it's always temporary."

On the surface, it’s the story of a friend group, told through alternating viewpoints from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic in 1980’s Chicago up to modern day Paris. But the true heart of the novel is what emerges between the lines: the resilience of people in the midst of suffering, the distinctly personal journeys of loss and grief, and how pain is passed down through generations despite our best efforts. Beautifully written and very powerful. Highly recommend if you don’t mind crying in public. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 💫


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