P M THOMAS
For outsiders looking in, the world of AIDS holds remarkable faces of death. For insiders, it may provide a cruel acknowledgement of devastating mirroring images. PANELS is a novel about a couple of Southern baby boomers experiencing the impact of AIDS in their lives during the early eighties. By 1985, AIDS was no longer known as the fatal virus of the pretty preppie white boys but one virus with indiscriminating danger . Set during the most tumultous period between early eighties until 2003, Michal decides to write his memoirs of his circle of friends. Cleo has to write the final chapter. PANELS is a novel about healing, hatred, loving, spiritual transformation, loyalty and the gifts that lasts a lifetime. The pages take the reader inside the lives of individuals to the moment of their separate fate and/or victory. Each was able to find their own emotional support through intricately woven threads of loyalty, doubts, and fears.
The wait is over. PANELS is here! Heartbreaking and yet entertaining, like the experience on a crazy roller coaster.
The New York Times
Thrilling in the extreme, PANELS is a definite page-flipper.
The Washington Post
PHIL MICHAL THOMAS