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Second Avenue Caper: When Goodfellas, Divas, and Dealers Plotted Against… (2014)

by Joyce Brabner, Mark Zingarelli (Illustrator)

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I'm new to the graphic novel genre and to happen upon Joyce Brabner (author) and Mark Zingarelli's (illustrator) collaborative effort to bring to light an accurate and enlightening depiction of the efforts of a small group of New York City activists who, in the early 1980's, took on the fight against AIDS was powerful. I have friends who are HIV . This book resonates on a very personal level; I can't recommend it highly enough. FIVE STARS (I'd give it more if I could). ( )
  idajo | May 8, 2016 |
"Braber (Our Cancer Year) reveals at last a hidden tale from the history of the AIDS epidemic and the medicalization of marijuana. ..."
added by KoobieKitten | editLibrary Journal | January 2015 | Vol. 140 No. 1, Martha Cornog (Jan 1, 2015)
 

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Zingarelli, MarkIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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My friend Raymond left 25th and Lorain here in Cleveland for New York City, to take care of sick people and write very funny drag revues for Lower East Side music halls.

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0809035537, Hardcover)

The renowned graphic-book author Joyce Brabner’s Second Avenue Caper is the true story of a tight-knit group of artists and activists living in New York City in the early 1980s who found themselves on the front lines in the fight against AIDS.

Struggling to understand the disease and how they could help, they made a deal with a bona fide goodfella, donned masterful disguises, piled into an “A-Team” van, and set off for the border, determined to save their bedridden friends by smuggling an experimental drug into the United States from Mexico.
 
With their community in crisis and the world turned against them, this impassioned gang of misfits never gave up hope as they searched for ways to raise awareness and beat the plague. Fast-paced, poignant, and beautifully illustrated by the award-winning illustrator Mark Zingarelli, Second Avenue Caper is a heartfelt tribute to the generation that faced down AIDS.

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