When the Right One Comes Along
Philip Noland is in his late thirties when his best friend contracts AIDS. Faced with his own mortality, he searches for his soul mate in spite of the growing concerns about gay sex. When he meets Joshua, he thinks his journey is over. Or does fate have something -- or someone else -- in store? More
Philip Noland is in his late thirties when his best friend, Jonathan, contracts AIDS. In an effort to maintain some control over Jonathan’s illness, Philip becomes his caregiver and go-between with the hospital doctors.
The mid-1980’s are a time of uncertainty and ignorance about the disease. Hysteria reigns supreme. Actors are reluctant to kiss gay costars because they believe saliva carries the virus. Others worry about sharing dishes and silverware. To add to the mix, what medical science doesn't know about this devastating illness could fill a condom the size of the Hindenburg.
Philip is not GQ gorgeous. He’s the first to admit it. But he never gives up on his search for a soul mate, someone to complete him. In spite of the growing warnings about safe sex, Philip continues to look for Mr. Right, often in all the wrong places.
Then he meets Joshua. Is Philip’s journey finally over? Or does fate have something -- or someone else -- in mind for him?