Name of the book telling the story of Bryce Courtenay's son, Damon. The day he died.
Damon died from AIDS related complications
, he was 24. He had contracted the HIV virus through blood transfusion
s for haemophilia
when he was a kid. Unfortunately Damon lived in time when not much was know about HIV/AIDS, except that it was a disease of gay men
A wholly beautiful book that lets life speak for itself: boy with a big picture mind, but trapped in body that depends on others. Painful and heartbreaking, with gentle humour. It tells of how Damon and his family cope with his terminal disease and the discrimination that came from ignorance of the disease.
Bryce Courtney, made famous
by The Power of One
, which got made into a movie.