When The Music Changes...So Does The Dance (ebook)

When The Music Changes...So Does The Dance (ebook)

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This is a memoir set in the 60s when life was simpler, yet at the same time more complex. When a young country girl, eldest of seven children from a loving catholic family, at the tender age of 20, marries a local boy she is blissfully unaware of what the future has in store. Her life is turned upside down when she discovers her husband is homosexual. In the 60s little is known about this subject and it is not discussed in public: myths and ignorance surround its existence. Consequently there is no help for those affected. The resulting secrecy and shame make life a nightmare for them both, eventually leading to tragedy. The journey she goes on is difficult on many levels, particularly emotionally at a time in Australian history when the subject of sexual difference is neither tolerated nor discussed. The courage she displays as she tries to determine the problem with her marriage and then cling to the inevitable impossibility of this union is heartbreaking, not only for herself but her husband as well. This secret they share results in the two of them being isolated from each other and other people, in fatal circumstances. The ensuing loneliness, hardship and incomprehension is raw and honest, building up to the final tragedy. Margaret's story of how she survived the unmentionable cloud that threatened her marriage and her serenity and became the strong person she is today is told with warmth and humour. It is remarkable in its acceptance and lack of bitterness and gives an absorbing picture of the social mores of the late 60s and early 70s.


Detalles del ebook
ISBN:
9781483534442
Editorial:
BookBaby
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Historia
Subgénero:
Historia Universal

Referencia:

1483534442 |

EAN:

9781483534442