April Fool's Day - Bryce Courtenay
A Modern Tragedy
Australia's greatest storyteller gives you his most powerful and passionate story yet. And it's all true.
April Fool's Day is a celebration of the life of Bryce and Benita Courtenay's son Damon, and the story of his tragic death from medically acquired AIDS on 1 April 1991, aged 24.
April Fool's Day is also a love story: the story of the passionate love between Damon and his partner Celeste. It is also an extraordinary insight into the life of a family coping with a haemophiliac child.
Bryce Courtenay wrote April Fool's Day on his son's last wish: "It is a deeply personal and painful story. I think I must have wept on every page. Each day as I sat down to write I would have to open the wound again and, frankly, it hurt like hell, a pain that never seemed to go away. Damon had an enormous lust for life and we thought he was going to be a very spectacular gift to the world, until AIDS cut his life short."
April Fool's Day will do many things for you. It is controversial - it will make you angry. It is funny - it will make you laugh. It will certainly make you cry. Above all, it will make you feel the incredible strength love can give - how when we confront our worst we can become our best.
Format: Hardcover with jacket
Publisher: William Heinemann Australia
Publication Date: 1993 First Edition
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