Monette, Paul

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Paul Monette
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Monette, Paul Gender: M
Monette, Paul Landry
born on 16 October 1945 at 16:03 (= 4:03 PM )
Place Lawrence MA, USA, 42n42, 71w09
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°08' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 23°20 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 29°17'


American writer, the author of six novels, a memoir and three collections of poetry before penning his "Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story." The book throws a harsh light on the shame of secrecy that troubles gay youth. In 1992 he won the prestigious National Book Award for the stirring story in which he plumbs the depths of homosexual rage, throwing a glaring light on sexual repression and revealing the conflicted soul of a young man dying of AIDS. Four years prior, his memoir "Borrowed Time" described his lover's death from AIDS.

Neither of Paul's parents knew that he was gay until they read his "Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll," 1978. When his dad heard about his most recent book, he said that his son's success made him feel wonderful, that he loved him dearly. Paul's mom died three years ago (1989).

Monette moved to California about 1978 where he came out of the closet. He believes that it was then when he contacted AIDS, as he and his partner were in an "open" relationship.

Monette died in the evening of 2/10/1995.

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  • Work : Prize 1992 (National Book Award)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1978 (Book "Taking Care of Mrs. Carroll")
  • Family : Change residence 1978 (Moved to California)
  • Death of Mother 1989
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 1978 (App. time of contacting AIDS)
  • Misc. : Released from waiting 1978 (Came out)

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes B.C.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (National Book Award)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Never)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Homosexual male (Open relationship with partner)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Aids (Terminal)