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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lesleynicol - LibraryThing
This book remains in my "unfinished" list. I had to give up because of the descriptive gay sex. A pity, because I am sympathetic to the subject matter of gay partnerships and the tragedies of loss ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Bembo - LibraryThing
Tim Conigrave, actor, gay activist and AIDS counselor, relates the life he shared with his lover of some fifteen years, John Caleo. They met at school and on first sight Tim feel in love with John'e ... Read full review