MK Czerwiec’s (pronounced sir-wick) new book Taking Turns (Penn State University Press) shares the story of Unit 371, a shining example of excellence in the treatment and care of patients. Unit 371 was a community for thousands of patients and families affected by HIV and AIDS and the people …
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"It begins to come to a head when a bout of pneumonia nearly kills Rick in a hotel lobby near the Burmese border. Poon comes rushing to his side and stays with him in the hospital. Pom, who’s barely around anymore, becomes increasingly erratic. Claire keeps looking more haggard and so much in need of a friend that she’ll settle for Rick for the time being. A couple weeks later, Rick walks right into his own abduction, returning from a different trip, by goons working for the guy he was supposed to be bribing when he got sick. He finds out later that it was all Pom could do to make them settle for just a nice, healthy beating, but that he had to give them that to save his own neck."