cover image Afterlife


Paul Monette. Quill, $11 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-380-71197-0

Steven Shaw, an AIDS widower, holds weekly gatherings for two others who also have lost their lovers: Dell Espinoza, who expresses his grief through anger, threats and vandalism, and Sonny, who uses sexuality as an escape. According to PW , ``The story rings poignantly true.'' (Apr.)