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Holding the Man
Holding the Man

Holding the Man


304 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $27.95)

Publication Date: December 2015

ISBN 9780143009498

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Random House Australia (Dec 2015)
Penguin AU

Price: $22.95


Reissued to tie in to the major film featuring Guy Pearce and Anthony LaPaglia

The mid-seventies: at an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave falls wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So begins a relationship that weathers disapproval, separation and, ultimately, death. With honesty and insight, Holding the Man explores the highs and lows of any partnership, and the strength of heart both men have to find when they test positive to HIV. This is a book as refreshing and uplifting as it is moving; a funny and sad and celebratory account of growing up gay.


"Full of candor, passion, and zest for life."  —Australian

Author Biography

Timothy Conigrave (1959-1994) was an actor, writer, and activist. His book Holding the Man won the United Nations Award for Non-Fiction.