• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story (Paperback)
  • Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story (Paperback)
zoom

Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story (Paperback)

(author)
£14.99
Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 20/03/2008
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
An intimate, poetic and accessible graphic memoir very much in the tradition of works by Marjane Satrapi, Craig Thompson and Alison Bechdel. One summer night at a teenage house party, Fred met Cati. Though they barely spoke, he vividly remembers her gracefulness juxtaposed with a wonderful, wild abandon. They meet again at a New Year's Party in 1999, and this time their connection is instantaneous. A few weeks later, when it looks like things might get serious, a very nervous Cati tells him that she and her three-year-old son are both HIV positive. With great beauty and economy, Peeters' traces the development of their emotional and sexual intimacy. The silver lining in their lives is the wonderful, down-to-earth doctor whose affection and frankness allow them to confront their fears about sex and fully realize their passionate connection. But when Cati's son gets sick and they have to administer a gruelling treatment (including the blue pills of the title), Fred comes face to face with death. His questions about life, love and illness are played out in a Socratic dialogue with a (very wise) mammoth who ultimately helps him to recognize that living with illness is also a gift; it has freed him to savour his life with Cati. Blue Pills explores a daunting and difficult subject in a way that is refreshingly honest, moving and revelatory. Peeters, while writing specifically about HIV, has also given us a nuanced and deeply personal story that will resonate with anyone who is intimately acquainted with any kind of illness - and all of us who have chosen to love in the face of challenges.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780224082396
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 246 g
Dimensions: 225 x 152 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A highly sensitive and persuasive narrative of the growth of a relationship in unusual circumstances" * Daily Telegraph *
"Intimate, revealing and strangely familiar. There is an honest and a palpable warmth in Blue Pills" * Irish Times *
"Introduces a talent to watch out for... Inspiring" * Scotland on Sunday *

You may also be interested in...

First Man In
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
Added to basket
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Let The Good Times Roll
Added to basket
Patrick Melrose Volume 1
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Recovery
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Life in the Garden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
On Leopard Rock: A Life of Adventures
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
How to be Champion
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Hardback
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Language of Kindness
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
The 21 Escapes of Lt Alastair Cram
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.