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Name: Paul Monette  
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Date of Birth: 16th October 1945
Place of Birth: Massachusetts, USA
Profession: Writer
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Paul Monette, West of Yesterday, East of Summer

Paul Monette (October 16, 1945, Lawrence, Massachusetts – February 10, 1995, Los Angeles, California) was an American author, poet, and activist who wrote primarily about gay relationships and AIDS.

Monette graduated from Yale University in 1967, conflicted about his sexual identity. He moved to Boston, where he taught writing and literature at Canton Academy for a number of years, before moving to Los Angeles in 1978 with his romantic partner, a lawyer named Roger Horwitz. Monette's most acclaimed book, "Borrowed Time" chronicles Horwitz's death from AIDS.

Monette's last years, before his own AIDS-related death, are chronicled in the film named after him, by Monte Bramer and Lesli Klainberg.


Monette's best-known works are:

  • Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll ISBN 0316578215 (1978)
  • The Long Shot ISBN 038076828 (1981)
  • Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir ISBN 0151135983 (1988)
  • Love Alone: Eighteen Elegies for Rog (Poetry) ISBN 0312014724 (1989)
  • Afterlife ISB0 380-711974 (1990)
  • Halfway Home ISBD 051758329-1 (1991)
  • Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story ISBN 0151115192 (1992), which won the National Book Award
  • Last Watch of the Night (a collection of essays) ISBN 0156002027 (1994)
  • West of Yesterday, East of Summer: New and Selected Poems, 1973-93 ISBN 0312136161 (1995) (published posthumously)

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