If you want a good read, read this book. I loved it so much, it was disappointing to finish it. It's not difficult to read, and challenging to put down. It holds a lot of truth and some things that will shock you. Now I'm going to have to devour all the rest of Courtenay's novels.
This is the story of Damon. Bryce Courtenay is the author and Damon's father. It tells of Damon's childhood, and his determination and perseverance to brave his haemophilia through all the pain and still love life. It isn't supposed to be a sob story about AIDS, but it shows the life that Damon managed to live despite all his challenges and the strength of love in his relationship with his partner Celeste. At seventeen he contracted HIV thorough a transfusion. Years later, this developed into AIDS, and he lost all immune barriers and was constantly getting sick. His family are pillars of strength and the fortitude shown by Damon is remarkable.