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Unlocking the memories: J C Burke on ‘The Things We Promise’

Set in the 1990s around the HIV/AIDS crisis, J C Burke’s YA novel The Things We Promise (A&U, March) is a ‘heartbreaking examination of grief, love and prejudice from the perspective of 16-year-old Gemma, whose brother is HIV positive’, writes reviewer Meg Whelan. She spoke to the author. What inspired...

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