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The Boy in the Yellow Dress Victor Marsh

The Boy in the Yellow Dress

Victor Marsh

Published May 1st 2014
ISBN : 9781742984087
Paperback
324 pages
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In 1950s West Australia, a sissy boy is rejected by his father. He stumbles through a confusing sexual awakening into the hippie haze of the early seventies, when his spiral into psychedelic oblivion is interrupted by a rude encounter with theMoreIn 1950s West Australia, a sissy boy is rejected by his father. He stumbles through a confusing sexual awakening into the hippie haze of the early seventies, when his spiral into psychedelic oblivion is interrupted by a rude encounter with the police. Soon after, a meeting with a young guru shows him that what he has been looking for can only be found within.Part family tragedy, part existential comedy, The Boy in the Yellow Dress is a warts-and-all account of exile and the subsequent journey homewards that is less about finding a respectable place in the world than an intimate connection with the ultimate source of being.If ever a memoir captured the Zeitgeist, it’s this one … Wise, funny, surprising at every turn … More than a portrait of growing up gay, it chronicles the wild search for meaning of an entire generation. Amanda Lohrey (2012 Patrick White Award Winner