April Fool`s day

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This is Bryce Courtenay’s moving tribute to his son, Damon, a hemophiliac who died from medically acquired AIDS on April 1, 1991, at the age of 24. April Fool’s Dayis controversial, painful and heartbreaking, yet has a gentle humor. It is also life-affirming, and, above all, a testimony to the incredible regenerative strength of love: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This tragic yet uplifting story will change the way you think.

Bryce Courtenay about the  book:

“People kept telling me it would be a wonderful catharsis, but it was just like opening the coffin every day. The grief was extraordinary. I had to overcome it so I didn’t become sentimental, so that Damon didn’t become bigger in death than he was in life. And I had to take the contentious issue of AIDS and make an honest statement about it that is fair.”

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bryce courtenay`s site.

Book review

Quotes from the book

2 thoughts on “April Fool`s day

    everythingzen2014 said:
    December 2, 2014 at 08:31

    My favourite book ever, it made me want to help people living HIV/Aids, that was nearly 20 years ago, im still doing it

      mirrorgirl responded:
      December 2, 2014 at 08:33

      I really loved it, too. I had never heard about it before, and am so glad that I found it! I realize this is a book that has changed, and will continue to change, people`s lives. Thank you for the comment, and for being compassionate and loving.

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