“I guess the hardest thing is having so much love for you and it somehow not being returned. I develop crushes all the time, but that is just misdirected need for you. You are a hole in my life, a black hole. Anything I place there cannot be returned.” - Timothy Conigrave, Holding the Man
- The mid-seventies – and satin baggies and chunky platforms reigned supreme. Jethro Tull did battle with glam-rock for the airwaves.
- At an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave fell wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team.
- So began a relationship that was to last for 15 years, a love affair that weathered disapproval, separation and, ultimately death.
Holding the Man recreates that relationship. With honesty and insight it explores the highs and lows of any partnership: the intimacy, constraints, temptations. And the strength of heart both men had to find when they tested positive to HIV.
- This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.
Size (cm): 18 x 11 x 2
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