USA 2007, 308 pp., brochure, € 13.99Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Sometimes there are second acts, when Timothy Conigrave falls in love with the captain of the football team, John Caleo, the two embark on a passionate journey of love, betrayal and forgiveness that was meant to last 15 years. With honesty and insight, »Holding the Man« explores the highs and lows of their life partnership: the intimacy, constraints, temptations, and the strength of heart both men had to find when they tested positive to HIV. Until 1990, the men had relatively mild symptoms. Sadly, in the autumn of 1991, John began to rapidly deteriorate. In January of 1992, he died of an AIDS-related illness, with his lover by his side, gently stroking his hair. 3 years later, shortly after finishing his memoir, Tim Conigrave passed away too. This memoir of Australian actor, writer and activist Timothy Conigrave has been successfully adapted for stage in 2006.