Author: Tim Conigrave
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 1996-07-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
The mid-seventies and satin baggies and chunky platforms reigned supreme. Jethro Tull did battle with glam-rock for the airwaves. At an all-boys Catholic school in Melbourne, Timothy Conigrave fell wildly and sweetly in love with the captain of the football team. So began a relationship that was to last for 15 years, a love affair that weathered disapproval, separation and, ultimately death. Holding the Man recreates that relationship. With honesty and insight it explores the highs and lows of any partnership: the intimacy, constraints, temptations. And the strength of heart both men had to find when they tested 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.
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.
Author: Tommy Murphy
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Australian drama
There's a climate of fear in friendly Goulbourn and Shane is forced from his family, and flees to Kings Cross. Shane is unsure of his sexuality, more unsure of how to find intimacy and completely thrown by having to choose between laundry liquid and powder. He meets 2 strangers, Sydney Will and the beguiling Peter, a 50-year-old gay man.
Author: David Levithan
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Mitreißend und tief bewegend: David Levithans neues Meisterwerk »Harry küsst Craig und spürt etwas, das größer ist als sie beide, etwas, das über den Kuss hinausreicht. Er greift nicht danach – noch nicht. Aber er weiß, dass es da ist. Und damit wird dieser Kuss anders als all ihre anderen Küsse zuvor. Das weiß er sofort.« Craig und Harry wollen ein Zeichen für alle schwulen Jungs setzen. Dafür küssen sie sich. 32 Stunden, 12 Minuten und 10 Sekunden. So lange dauert es, um den Weltrekord im Langzeitküssen zu brechen. So lange dauert es, sich über die Gefühle füreinander klarzuwerden, nachdem man sich doch eigentlich gerade getrennt hat. So lange dauert es, das Leben aller schwulen Pärchen in der Umgebung für immer zu verändern ... Geschickt verwebt David Levithan all ihre Geschichten zu einer großen Geschichte über homosexuelle Jugendliche von heute. Vor allem aber beschreibt er in poetischen Worten die Liebe in all ihren Facetten.
Selbst der Tod hat ein Herz ... Molching bei München. Hans und Rosa Hubermann nehmen die kleine Liesel Meminger bei sich auf – für eine bescheidene Beihilfe, die ihnen die ersten Kriegsjahre kaum erträglicher macht. Für Liesel jedoch bricht eine Zeit voller Hoffnung, voll schieren Glücks an – in dem Augenblick, als sie zu stehlen beginnt. Anfangs ist es nur ein Buch, das im Schnee liegen geblieben ist. Dann eines, das sie aus dem Feuer rettet. Dann Äpfel, Kartoffeln und Zwiebeln. Das Herz von Rudi. Die Herzen von Hans und Rosa Hubermann. Das Herz von Max. Und das des Todes. Denn selbst der Tod hat ein Herz. „Die Bücherdiebin“ ist eine Liebesgeschichte, eine Hommage an Bücher und Worte und eine Erinnerung an die Macht der Sprache, die im Roman von Markus Zusak viele Facetten zeigt: den lakonisch-distanzierten Ton des Erzählers, Poesie und Zuversicht – und die reduzierte Sprache der Nazipropaganda.
With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
When Elsa's father is killed in a tornado, all she wants is to escape - from New York, her job, her boyfriend - to somewhere new, anonymous, set apart. For some years she has been haunted by a sight once seen from an aeroplane: a tiny, isolated settlement called Thunderstown. Thunderstown has received many a pilgrim, and young Elsa becomes its latest - drawn to this weather-ravaged backwater, this place rendered otherworldly by the superstitions of its denizens. In Thunderstown, they say, the weather can come to life and when Elsa meets Finn Munro, an outcast living in the mountains above the town, she wonders whether she has witnessed just that. For Finn has an incredible secret: he has a thunderstorm inside of him. Not everyone in town wants happiness for Elsa and Finn. As events turn against them, can they weather the tempest - can they survive at all? The Man Who Rained is a work of lyrical, mercurial magic and imagination, a modern-day fable about the elements of love.
Liam Michaels isn't just a wealthy art dealer and photographer. He is actually Azrael, the angel of death, an immortal sentinel created thousands of years ago before the dawn of man for the purpose of finding and destroying true evil. Azrael and his Core, a group of highly trained commandos, have just squashed attempted attacks on New York and Chicago by terrorists wielding neutron bombs. In the process, they discovered who was behind the threat: the Ba, an ancient warrior people controlled by a demon-the demon Azrael has been battling for more than three thousand years. Now the fight is about to come to a climax as Azrael and his team pursue the demon across the United States and Europe in a desperate effort to prevent a global nuclear holocaust. While this high-tech thriller rides the borders of the imagination and tangles with the unthinkable, the futuristic weaponry and advanced military systems employed by Azrael and his commandos arise from technologies that actually exist today in prototype form. In this chilling tale of terrorism, Azrael and the Core must utilize their most daring maneuvers, ingenious countertactics, and flat-out heroics in a brutal battle over the fate of the world.
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Taro is at a crossroads: He has vanquished Lord Oda for good, but with no land and no title, he has no hope of marrying Hana, the daughter of a daimyo. So when Taro receives news of a murderous dragon and the large reward for killing it, he and his friends find themselves on a dangerous quest to slay the beast. Their mission has the potential to save the people of Japan - but failure will result in the deaths of thousands. And dragons are not the only monsters they will encounter: The dead, led by the odious Kenji Kira, have begun to rise, and they have Taro in their sights. In this heart-stopping conclusion to the Blood Ninja trilogy, the future of all feudal Japan is in danger, and everything Taro holds dear will be threatened. But it is the betrayal of flesh and blood - his own flesh and blood - that may be his ultimate undoing.