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The Boy in the Yellow Dress.

Author: Victor Marsh
Publisher: Bayswater : Port Campbell Press ; Bayswater : Dennis Jones & Associates Pty, Limited [distributor]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Marsh
ISBN: 9781742984087 1742984088
OCLC Number: 880911749
Description: 342 pages ; 21.000 x 014.800 cm



Perth in the 1950s. After being caught wearing his mother's yellow dress, young Victor had to hide any tendency towards gender inappropriate behaviour. But his interest in dancing and theatre (and mooning over Rudolph Nureyev on the telly) were bound to make the façade collapse at some point. Emerging sexuality and the sense of not being 'at home' in his body, let alone the world, ran alongside a search for meaning that brought him eventually to a spiritual awakening under the young guru Maharaji ... 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).


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