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If you want to read a book about compassion, devotion anf hope, then this is that book. This article about a s novel is a stub.

This book is full of pain, it is heart wrenching. You know from the beginning that his son has past on, but I was laughing and crying all the way through.

Despite the horrible fortune dealt to Damon from the moment he was born with haemophilia and later AIDS, he never wanted to be a burden on his family or his girlfriend Celeste. Damon was a brave battler and his strength while living through chronic pain, bleeding and countless infections is to be commended. I felt privileged to be brought into the journey as Bryce, and other family membersshared their joys, sorrows, triumphs and griefs in the midst of a very difficult Having enjoyed many of Bryce Courtenay’s books I simply read this one without knowing anything about the plot.


Brett, who married Ann has given me three lovely grandsons, Ben now 14, Jake is about to turn 12 and Marcus is almost 6 years old. Courtney was brave enough to admit that he may have put the writing of his current book ahead of flying home with the family when Damon was so sick. An extremely moving book about love, friendship, support, ignorance and prejudices.

You’ll learn a lot about hemophilia and AIDS and about irresponsible medical systems. April Fool’s Day has never been my favourite date on the calendar, perhaps because practical jokes have rarely held any appeal; maybe, just maybe Bryce Courtenay felt the same.

I am sure it was cathartic for the family to write it, but it is very depressing. It is a sad story, but one that needed to dau told. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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I have lived all my Australian life in Sydney couttenay nicest place on earth and, until I started writing fiction, made my career in advertising working as a copywriter and creative director. The amount of medical malpractice they went through is infuriating and saddening. What strenghth Damon had. Young rated it really liked it. How Damon was able to survive was a mystery. In the end, love is more important than everything foo,s it will conquer and overcome anything.

I found myself skipping a lot of digressions and trivia. Apr 01, Candace rated it it was ok.


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Showing of 4 reviews. May he be resting peacfully. I cried quite a bit and laughed as well. Amazon Web Services Goodreads Shopbop. The intensity of the subject often makes it hard to read. Stocking up a native botanical larder A Big Country: But it is so very important to know more about it.

I actually read this book about 25 years ago Views Read Edit View history. Elaine Harris recalls the encounters she was lucky enough to have with him, and the impression he made on her as a writer. The true love between Damon and Celeste, his girlfriend, and her amazing dedication. Definitely recommend it a heart felt read of the love a father has for his sons final wish on his life.

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Bryce is one of my favorite authors and even though this was a true story non-fiction is just not my favorite he always weaves a tale that sweeps you up and draws you inside.