A love story that defeated HIV

by Paola Battista - 2015.04.07
A love story that defeated HIV
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Cati was HIV-positive, but Frederik fell madly in love with her. It's not a romantic fiction, but the autobiography of the comic cartoonist Frederik Peeters, reissued with the addition of new exciting pages, fourteen years after its first release. A graphic novel in black and white that tells love without prejudice, despite terrible doubts and hesitations of both characters in front of the never hidden fear of a contagion. "By writing this book I didn't mean to talk about HIV, I wanted to talk about love. I never thought of giving lessons on AIDS" says Frederik, whose history has moved the audience anyway. The key? The humor with which it describes the growth of a new love, that gradually becomes more important than the disease. Especially with the presence of the son of Cati, also affected by the virus. A child that Frederik slowly learn to feel as a son.

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