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In this tenth book in Hugh Hood's highly acclaimed series, The New Age, two linked novellas explore the transforming powers of love. In the first novella Matthew Goderich discovers that his late Uncle Philip has had a secret and emotionally rewarding romantic life. In the second novella Matthew nurses his childhood friend, Adam, through a long, painful, and terminal AIDS-i In this tenth book in Hugh Hood's highly acclaimed series, The New Age, two linked novellas explore the transforming powers of love. In the first novella Matthew Goderich discovers that his late Uncle Philip has had a secret and emotionally rewarding romantic life. In the second novella Matthew nurses his childhood friend, Adam, through a long, painful, and terminal AIDS-induced illness. Matthew, in the first novella, is the detached observer and dogged detective who comes to understand love; in the second, he finally becomes fully engaged with the emotion of loving as he rids himself of his homophobia and learns to appreciate and embrace Adam, his lifelong friend. Matthew's emotional awakening corresponds with society's growing awareness in the early 1980s of the nature and extent of the AIDS crisis. Dead Men's Watches continues Hugh Hood's vivid portrayal of Canadian social history and teaches us that the gift of love is all that matters in the end.


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In this tenth book in Hugh Hood's highly acclaimed series, The New Age, two linked novellas explore the transforming powers of love. In the first novella Matthew Goderich discovers that his late Uncle Philip has had a secret and emotionally rewarding romantic life. In the second novella Matthew nurses his childhood friend, Adam, through a long, painful, and terminal AIDS-i In this tenth book in Hugh Hood's highly acclaimed series, The New Age, two linked novellas explore the transforming powers of love. In the first novella Matthew Goderich discovers that his late Uncle Philip has had a secret and emotionally rewarding romantic life. In the second novella Matthew nurses his childhood friend, Adam, through a long, painful, and terminal AIDS-induced illness. Matthew, in the first novella, is the detached observer and dogged detective who comes to understand love; in the second, he finally becomes fully engaged with the emotion of loving as he rids himself of his homophobia and learns to appreciate and embrace Adam, his lifelong friend. Matthew's emotional awakening corresponds with society's growing awareness in the early 1980s of the nature and extent of the AIDS crisis. Dead Men's Watches continues Hugh Hood's vivid portrayal of Canadian social history and teaches us that the gift of love is all that matters in the end.

8 review for Dead Men's Watches: A Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    David

    Always better when Matthew is outward-focused. That said, the two story lines involve a major learning curve for Matthew at 50 as he finally begins to confront and change some of his narrow-minded traditionalism.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gerard

    This was the first I read of the New Age books, found as a remainder in The World's Biggest Bookstore sometime in the late 90s. I liked it enough to complete the journey. And I like it just as much now, if not more. I'm not good at gratitude, but I'm grateful for this book. This was the first I read of the New Age books, found as a remainder in The World's Biggest Bookstore sometime in the late 90s. I liked it enough to complete the journey. And I like it just as much now, if not more. I'm not good at gratitude, but I'm grateful for this book.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Zerosense

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hood

  5. 4 out of 5

    House of Anansi and Groundwood Books

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rob Sharpe

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rob Sharpe

  8. 4 out of 5

    BookDB

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