Boatman: A Memoir of Same-Sex Love by Burbidge-YODA PRESS-Paperback

Boatman: A Memoir of Same-Sex Love by Burbidge-YODA PRESS-Paperback (Paperback, Burbidge)

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Boatman: A Memoir of Same-Sex Love by Burbidge-YODA PRESS-Paperback  (Paperback, Burbidge)

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    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: YODA PRESS
    • ISBN: 9789382579007, 9382579001
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    Rich, courageous, compelling

    'The Boatman' is a compelling, bravely honest account of India in the eighties, the expatriate NGO life and what it is to discover, reject and finally embrace a sexuality not, at the time, considered mainstream. Burbidge took shocking risks in exploring his newfound homosexuality and found a capacity for the covert that both fascinated and appalled him. It was a hard road to self-discovery. This and Burbidge's compassionate and respectful depiction of Indian street life from the perspective o...
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    29 Sep, 2014

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    The Boatman ~ Kudos

    I was pleased to lend support as well as a bit of critiquing to John on his reflective journey. From the beginning, he minces no words as he sets us up early in the first chapter of The Boatman: India defies preparation; it demands submission. This is both an intense and sensitive coming-out story into which John skillfully weaves the thread of a double life in a cultural setting not his own. He connects us to himself and to his journey as he struggles with complex issues through discovery of...
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    Taylor West

    17 Sep, 2014

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    Crossing His Rubicon

    Sharing the same childhood origins as Burbidge, I was interested to see how a differently sexually orientated person had to leave Australia at that time to assume his adult identity. His writing is taut and lively and the reader enters into his skin as he crosses his Rubicon and movingly negotiates unknown terrain without any guidelines.
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    Bruce Robertson

    20 Sep, 2014

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    Courage in a Strange Land

    The Boatman chronicles a story of coming out. What makes this chronicle so unique is that it tells the story of an Australian coming out in the many cultures that represent India. He adeptly straddles the culture of a non-profit closely-knit organization and the new sometimes dangerous and various cultures of India. At every turn, we urge him on, hoping that he will not only survive the occasional physical dangers but also that he will survive this courageous journey of becoming true to who h...
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    R. Bruce Williams

    30 Aug, 2014

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    The Boatman

    I knew John Burbidge in Brussels years ago when he was working here for his association after his sojourn in India. If I remember correctly, he was taking a writing course at that time. Whatever, he certainly writes an engrossing story of his "finding" himself in India. His writing is so vivid, one can almost taste, see, smell, hear what he describes. I did not know the details of his experiences in India, not even that there is where "it" all started. So, I found it a very interesting - enjo...
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    19 Aug, 2014

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    The Boatman: A Memoir of Same-Sex Love

    Wow! Honest, intense, and fascinating--this story captures it all. It was so much more than a coming-out account of a young man in the 1980s (which was interesting in itself). I especially appreciated the insight into the author's relationship with his mother; I found it a touching and sweet complement to his main storyline of exploring his sexuality in India. The inner workings of the organization he worked for also kept my interest. He reveals just enough information about the organization ...
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    KK Kramer

    16 Aug, 2014

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    Moving & Insightful Memoir

    Not ever having experienced any aspect of gay life in India I found this book to be a compelling journey of a young man exploring many aspects of his life - not just the gay side of it. It is written so vividly that I could truly almost smell the street vendors and became totally embroiled in the author's adventures. It is hard enough coming out in a Western society but to have done so in India took great personal courage! I almost felt that I had been to India after I had finished the book. ...
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    Peter Keogh

    12 Aug, 2014

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