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The American People Series

In The American People, Larry Kramer, the Tony Award-winning playwright of The Normal Heart and pioneering AIDS activist, tells an alternate history of America in this satirical and subversive two-volume novel, tackling the hatred and bigotry that have plagued the nation from its very beginning while also celebrating the resilience of kindness and courage found in its citizens.

“[Larry Kramer’s] magnum opus…One will also find oneself laughing out loud, thinking hard, and being thrilled that someone has taken on American history from the viewpoint of gay people…a roller coaster of a book.”—The Advocate (on The American People, Volume 1: Search for My Heart)

  • The American People: Volume 2
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    • The American People: Volume 2

    • The American People Series (Volume 2)
      Larry Kramer
      Farrar, Straus and Giroux

    • In The American People: Volume 2: The Brutality of Fact, Larry Kramer completes his radical reimagining of his country’s history. Ranging from the brothels of 1950s Washington, D.C., to...

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  • The American People: Volume 1
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    • The American People: Volume 1

    • The American People Series (Volume 1)
      Larry Kramer
      Picador

    • Renowned playwright and author Larry Kramer’s stunning work of imagination and courage reimagines American history from John Wilkes Booth to Joseph McCarthy in this long-awaited, devastating...

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Larry Kramer

Larry Kramer (1935-2020) was an award-winning playwright and author, and a celebrated public health and gay rights advocate. He wrote the critically-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning play The Normal Heart (and subsequent Emmy Award-winning HBO television adaptation), the Academy Award–nominated screenplay adaptation of D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love, the bestselling novel Faggots, and the satirical two-volume novel The American People (Search for My Heart and The Brutality of Fact).

A pioneering AIDS activist, he cofounded the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in 1982 and founded ACT UP in 1987. Kramer won numerous awards for his plays and received the 2013 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for a Master American Dramatist.

Read Author Biography at Britannica