A young, novice artist lives in New York, where he leads a very active lifestyle, participating in numerous, mass events, to protect the rights of targeted sexual minorities. He is full of hopes for a happy future, sets himself ambitious tasks that require immediate solutions. Recently, a gay activist found shocking, unpleasant news. After a routine check at a medical facility, he learns that he has AIDS. From this moment, habitual life begins to collapse at an incredible rate. The number of friends who want to continue to communicate with him, sharply decreases, because people are simply afraid to get infected by an incurable disease with an incurable effect, which has irreversible consequences. He begins to wander in different places, constantly changing the situation and the circle of communication, experiencing his own tragedy in complete solitude. For several years of lonely, senseless existence, he is being pushed to the idea of creating a documentary film about the difficult situation in which young homosexuals turn out, AIDS. In the process of working on the film, he gets acquainted with an attractive guy and sincerely falls in love with him and disinterestedly. His chosen one is a pretty, sociable and cheerful young man. The grim, joyless life of Sam again acquires meaning, becomes vivid. Communicating with a new partner, he realizes that he has long lagged behind the present, it is necessary to catch up in the near future. He tries again to return a carefree existence with club parties, entertainment, unrestrained sex. However, too drastic changes in the current novel can be adversely affected.