By Trebor Healey
Award-winning novelist Trebor Healey depicts San Francisco within the Nineteen Eighties and '90s in poetic prose that's either ribald and poignant, and a crossing into the yank West that's dreamy, mythic, and visionary.
When afflicted twenty-one-year-old Seamus Blake meets the powerful and self-possessed Jimmy (just arrived in San Francisco by means of bicycle from his place of origin in Buffalo, New York), he feels his lifestyles may well ultimately be taking a flip for the higher. however the resulting romance proves short-lived as Jimmy dies of an AIDS-related sickness. The grieving Seamus is obliged to maintain a promise to Jimmy: "Take me again the best way I came."
And so Seamus units out through bicycle on a picaresque trip with the ashes, hoping to convey them again to Buffalo. He meets truck drivers, waitresses, university young ones, farmers, ranchers, Marines, and different travelers--each one giving him a brand new standpoint on his personal lifestyles and on Jimmy's dying. whilst he meets and turns into concerned with a tender local American guy whose mom has lately died, Seamus's grief and his tale develop into common and redemptive.
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