This is a story of friendship, love, loss, and drag told with humour and compassion. In 1977, the
author escapes his pulp and paper mill town in northern New Brunswick and goes in search of his
gay self. A lasting and sometimes tumultuous friendship develops with Joe, a drag queen and in
the summer of 1982 they move to Vancouver in anticipation of fun times and promising futures.
Their world changes when they’re swept into the eye of the AIDS storm, a time when testing
positive for HIV was considered a death sentence.
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