Blue Pills

Blue Pills

A Positive Love Story

Book - 2008
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From one of Europe's 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 Cati's 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780618820993
Branch Call Number: FIC Peete
Characteristics: 190 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Singh, Anjali 1960-


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Sep 19, 2018

Truly touching story about the taboo of dating with HIV. Some distracting philosophical diatribes, but otherwise a surprisingly moving narrative!

Aug 26, 2018

I did not look inside this bool before taking it out and was surprised to see it was a graphic novel. It turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. The book was thoughtful, pleasant and touching...not your typical graphic novel. Bravo to the author and the characters.

Feb 24, 2017

An illustrated biography about a European artist who falls in love with a young woman who is HIV positive. Can love really overcome all obstacles?

Cynthia_N Oct 28, 2014

An HIV-positive love story. This was an interesting and educating read that was based on the author's own experiences.

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