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Publisher Description

In the end, love is more important than everything and it will conquer and overcome anything. Or that's how Damon saw it, anyway. Damon wanted a book that talked a lot about love.
Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life. Damon's story is one of lifelong struggle, his love for Celeste, the compassion of family, and a fight to the end for integrity.
A testimony to the power of love, April Fool's Day is also about understanding: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best.
This life-affirming book will change the way you think.
'April Fool's Day is one of those rare, wholly beautiful books that lets life speak for itself without any attempt at artifice … yet stands as a powerful work of literature … Damon certainly lives in the pages of this vital book.' Weekend Australian
'Some books have such a powerful story to tell … [April Fool's Day] is written with sustained rage, grief, raw love, and thank god, some dark humour … I cannot remember when a book has moved me so deeply.' Weekend Telegraph
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GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2006
28 August
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
648
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Random House Australia
SELLER
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
10.7
MB

Customer Reviews

M_Cailes ,

April Fools Day

This book should be compulsory reading absolutely everyone, from the list below and more:
•School aged learners
•Students of any clinical level of specialty of choice.
• Grieving families
• Every dam politician - elected or not.
•HOD’s wishing to develop their ability to empathise and a starting point to activity improve social skills.
If you understand grief, love, humour, respect and the strength of character needed to go through the what the Bryce family have and still do: then you have merely climbed the first couple of rungs up the ladder that is your life.
You will cry or wish you could.

To quote:
In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life.
Damon's story is one of lifelong struggle, his love for Celeste, the compassion of family, and a fight to the end for integrity.
A testimony to the power of love, ‘April Fool's Day’ is also about understanding: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best.

Vale to Courtenay family
Damon (1st April 1991)
&
Bryce (22.November 2012)
Bryce Courtenay

cresentm00n ,

Moving!

This book is a great read! Very emotional and thought provoking...Definitely one of my favourites!

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