At Risk

At Risk

Alice Hoffman

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 0425165299

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

At Risk

Alice Hoffman

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 0425165299

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


In a novel the Village Voice calls "memorable" and "striking," Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when eleven-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS...

"Brilliant...explosive...heart-rending." --Chicago Tribune

"Graceful...emotionally potent...A cathartic tale that begs us, with heartbreaking eloquence, to stop looking the other way."--Glamour

"Within pages, the reader falls in love with this very real little girl... Moving, dramatic and painfully human."--Miami Herald

"Compelling power...tenderness and perceptiveness." --New York Times

"I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly... extraordinary." --Mademoiselle

"Deeply impressive...powerful." --Newsweek

"Deeply moving...Sensitivity and empathy...radiate from this beautiful novel." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Compassionate...This is a serious, honest novel." --Village Voice

"Tender, strikingly simple and deeply memorable." --Kirkus Reviews

"An affecting novel of exquisite delicacy, with humor, warmth, and sensitivity. Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel." --Joseph Heller

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throat culture, takes Amanda’s temperature, examines her ears, and then, concerned mostly with the swollen lymph nodes he’s found all over her body and the girl’s weight loss, decides to run some blood and stool tests. He tells Polly they’ll have the results back from the lab by tomorrow or the next day, and in the meantime Amanda should continue taking Tylenol. Absolute bed rest, even though Amanda puts up a fight and insists she’s feeling better. He would never mention that the first thing he

away by his service. “If I’m not used to it by now, I never will be,” Mary says, but still, Ed wonders. Sometimes he thinks that Mary blames him for his patients’ illnesses, that she half believes he uses his work as an excuse to get away from his own family. Ed plans to make it fast and get back before the kids are off the carousel, but he has to search for a pay phone. Finally he spies one behind the refreshment stand. It’s three o’clock, nap time, and children all over Pearson’s Animal Farm

When the girls reach each other, they cling together and squeal. “My mother wanted to walk me into school,” Amanda confides. She looks back and waves at Polly. Polly waves back, then forces herself to drive on. “Oh, God,” Jessie says with real feeling. “I don’t look sick, do I?” Amanda says. “You look great,” Jessie says. “Your dress looks fantastic.” Amanda smiles, but when they get to the door she feels scared. Scared she might throw up or something worse. She hesitates, until Jessie says,

I eavesdropped. He’d murder me on the spot,” Jessie says. “Just tell me one name,” Amanda says. “Helen Gates and Joyce Gorman,” Jessie blurts. “That’s two!” Amanda chortles. “You might as well tell me the others.” Jessie pulls Amanda over to the wall, and they both look over their shoulders to make sure no one’s around. “Sally Tremont and Mindy Griffon.” Amanda lets out a squeal. “Oh, my God,” she says. “Mindy thinks she’s so great,” Jessie whispers. “Now she’ll get hers. Couldn’t you just

Karmann-Ghia. This morning he talked with the supervisor of the hotline, who phoned Brian and got permission to release his address. The college students are back from summer vacation and there are U-Haul vans double-parked up and down the street. The brownstone where Brian lives is broken up into three condos. Once it was a single-family mansion; there are crimson and blue stained-glass windows just above the door, the floor of the hallway is a circular pattern of white and black marble. The

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