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April Fool's Day | [Bryce Courtenay]

April Fool's Day

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 Day is 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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 Day is 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. From the author of The Power of One.

©1993 Bryce Courtenay; (P)2006 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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"April Fool's Day is one of those rare, wholly beautiful books that lets life speak for itself." (The Australian)

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    Stephen Moroni, UT, United States 05-13-07
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    "Great story."

    A very sad story of Damon but also a story about strength and courage. Damon went through so much but enjoyed life.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Julie Melbourne, Australia 04-03-12
    Julie Melbourne, Australia 04-03-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Where was the Editor?"

    Never a fan of the author, the many many recommendations for this story drove me to download it.
    I remain definitely not a fan of the author, unable to continue listening to such self indulgent rambling past the halfway mark. The repetition, the unspeakably banal dialogue......it was DREADFUL.
    With an intelligent editor it could have been culled to about 30% and been a touching and engaging read/listen.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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