The boy in the yellow dress

Marsh, Victor The boy in the yellow dress. Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Clouds of Magellan Press, 2014.

Author Marsh, Victor
Title The boy in the yellow dress
Place of Publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Clouds of Magellan Press
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Creative work
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781742984087
Language eng
Total number of pages 342
Formatted Abstract/Summary
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)
Keyword Autobiography
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
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Created: Sat, 28 Jun 2014, 15:19:15 EST by Dr Victor Marsh on behalf of School of Communication and Arts