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Holding the Man

Timothy Conigrave


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PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780143202820
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At an all-boys school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. This book explores the highs and lows of any partnership; and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV.
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  • Paperback
    $14.14
PUBLISHED: 29th June 2009
ISBN: 9780143202820
ANNOTATION:
At an all-boys school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. This book explores the highs and lows of any partnership; and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV.

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At an all-boys school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. This book explores the highs and lows of any partnership; and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV.

Publisher Description

The mid-seventies: at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. With honesty and insight, Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test 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.

Author Biography

Timothy Conigrave was born in Melbourne in 1959 and educated at Xavier College and Monash University. He trained as an actor at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1984. He appeared in such plays as Brighton Beach Memoirs and As Is with The Fabulous Globos. He initiated the project Soft Targets, seen at Griffin Theatre in 1986. His other plays include Blitz Kids and Thieving Boy. Timothy Conigrave died in October 1994, shortly after completing his book Holding the Man.

Product Details

Author
Timothy Conigrave
Publisher
Penguin Books Australia
Year
2009
ISBN-10
0143202820
ISBN-13
9780143202820
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2009-06-29
Subtitle
Popular Penguins
Country of Publication
Australia
Series
Popular Penguins
Pages
304

Product Reviews

25 Mar, 2018
I have just finished reading Holding The Man again...the 2nd time in 2 months.

Apart from the powerful story, what makes this book work is Tim's ability to write authentic dialogue that propels you from one scene to the next. The prose is so simple, almost sparse, yet it packs an emotional wallop.

I love Tims honesty in telling his & Johns story, so open & direct to the point that I could see it all clearly my mind...no detail too shocking or too personal. This is a book that I know I will read again & again.
By Jennifer
04 Sep, 2017
A deeply personal life journey that was written from the heart with pure love in honour of the love of Tim's life. I thought that it was a brilliant read.
By Yvonne
09 Jun, 2017
By sari