By E. Lynn Harris
(Anchor, Paperback, 9780385469685, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 15, 1994
Other Editions of This Title: Audio Cassette
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The re-issue of a remarkable first novel by a young, gay, black author who has fashioned a deeply moving and compelling coming of age story out of the highly controversial issues of bisexuality and AIDS.
E. Lynn Harris is a former IBM computer sales executive and a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is the author of four novels, including Invisible Life, Just As I Am, and the New York Times bestsellers And This Too Shall Pass and If This World Were Mine. In 1996, Just As I Am was awarded the Novel of the Year Prize by the Blackboard African-American Bestsellers, Inc. If This World Were Mine was nominated for the 1997 NAACP Image Award and won the James Baldwin Award for Literary Excellence. Harris's column, "For All I Know," debuted in The Advocate in May 1998. He divides his time between Chicago and New York, where he is working on his memoirs.
Critical Acclaim for Invisible Life:
Selected in Vibe magazine's Fifth Anniversary Edition as one of its favorite books "on race, gender, and rules you must not live without."
"A quick, entertaining and thought-provoking read--This is a compelling story that commands and holds the attention until the final page is turned."
"Black Americans--have been given a rare opportunity with this book to broaden their understanding of lifestyles like or unlike their own. Mr. Harris has stimulated a dialogue within the African-American community, desperately needed for so long, about the complicated issues of sexuality."
"Powerful and vividly told--the story is compelling and leaves the reader wanting more."
--Lambda Book Report