April Fool's Day

April Fool's Day : A Modern Love Story

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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 brycecourtenay.com facebook.com/BryceCourtenay
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Product details

  • Paperback | 648 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 45mm | 494g
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143004603
  • 9780143004608
  • 188,161

Author information

Bryce Courtenay is the bestselling author of The Power of One, Tandia, April Fool's Day, The Potato Factory, Tommo & Hawk, Solomon's Song, Jessica, A Recipe for Dreaming, The Family Frying Pan, The Night Country, Smoky Joe's Cafe, Four Fires, Matthew Flinders' Cat, Brother Fish, Whitethorn, Sylvia, The Persimmon Tree, Fishing for Stars, The Story of Danny Dunn, Fortune Cookie and Jack of Diamonds. The Power of One is also available in an edition for younger readers, and Jessica has been made into an award-winning television miniseries.

The Silver Moon- Reflections and Stories on Life, Death and Writing is being published in November 2014.


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