About the Book
5 guys who live in a four block radius on South Beach - all of them have 1 thing in common: their doctor told them they would die, but they didn't. Circa 2004 they joined a writing group at the local LGTB HIV Center. Even after the center closed its doors, they continued writing. They became more than just friends: they became family. Their journals are frank and uninhibited - from filthy to deeply moving. Although this is a fictional memoir, the stories of these long time survivors of AIDS are based on truth. They found ways to still love, laugh and thrive in a world that had written them off. They write about it all - and they weren't trying to be Saints.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Gay & Lesbian
- Additional Categories Humor
Project Option: 6×9 in, 15×23 cm
# of Pages: 354
- Softcover: 9798211679306
- Publish Date: Dec 27, 2022
- Language English
- Keywords Dick Jordan, Book, Novel, Lazarus Rises
About the Creator
Professional Bio A Colombian native, Dick Jordan, first stepped onto a soundstage at age four to accompany his comedic actor father. By his teens Jordan was writing screenplays, filming 16mm shorts and winning awards for poetry and short stories. The mid 80’s took him to San Francisco amidst the AIDS crisis. The experience (along with the tremors and earthquakes) shook him profoundly. He began to see the importance of media as the death toll rose and the news stopped covering it. Back home in Miami, as a long-time survivor of AIDS, he has been an outspoken activist. Lazarus Rises is his first novel released to an audience, and he hopes it makes people both laugh and cry. He lives and writes in North Miami and watches big iguanas sunbathe in his back yard.