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Blue Pills: A Positive Love Story

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Publisher Comments:

From one of Europes most celebrated young comics artists, a deeply personal story that will resonate with all of us who have chosen to love in the face of great challenges

One summer night at a house party, Fred met Cati. Though they barely spoke, he vividly remembered her gracefulness and abandon. They meet again years later, and this time their connection is instantaneous. But when things become serious, a 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 intimacy and their revelatory relationship with a doctor whose affection and frankness allow them to fully realize their passionate connection. Then Catis son gets sick, bringing Fred face to face with death. It forces him to question the meaning of life, illness, and love — until a Socratic dialogue with a mammoth helps him recognize that living with illness is also a gift; it has freed him to savor his life with Cati.

Like the best graphic memoirs, Blue Pills puts a daunting subject into artistic and human terms in a way that is refreshingly honest and profoundly accessible. A brave and unsentimental romance, Blue Pills will resonate with anyone whose love has faced great obstacles and triumphed.

Synopsis:

In an autobiographical account about love in the time of AIDS, Frederik meets Cati and falls in love, but the two face many obstacles to happiness because Cati is HIV positive, just like her three-year-old son, in a deeply personal graphic memoir.

About the Author

Frederik Peeters, born in 1974, is an established comics artist. Acquired and translated by the same editor who brought Persepolis to the United States, Blue Pills is Peeters's first book to be translated into English. Frederik Peeters currently lives with his girlfriend, her son, and their young daughter in Geneva.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547523859
Subtitle:
A Positive Love Story
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Frederik Peeters
Author:
Peeters, Frederik
Subject:
General
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Switzerland
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
Hiv-positive persons
Subject:
CGN000000
Subject:
Graphic novels - Switzerland
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Romance
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080115
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.88 x 6 x 0.44 in 0.94 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Humor » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » General
Fiction and Poetry » Graphic Novels » Romance

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Product details 192 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547523859 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In an autobiographical account about love in the time of AIDS, Frederik meets Cati and falls in love, but the two face many obstacles to happiness because Cati is HIV positive, just like her three-year-old son, in a deeply personal graphic memoir.
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