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The Romantic :  Italian Nights and Days - Kate Holden

The Romantic

Italian Nights and Days


Published: 27th September 2010
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Published: 27th September 2010
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This is the spellbinding follow-up to Kate Holden's memoir In My Skin, but it has a different story to tell. The Romantic describes Kate's journey from Melbourne to Rome and Naples, from romance and sex to love, from loss to understanding—and back again.

This is a book about everything from sex with strangers to the heartbreaking realities of being in love. It's about the pride of fierce independence and the crushing weight of loneliness. It's about losing yourself in love and then finding yourself through your lover.

But most of all, The Romantic is the story of one woman's pilgrimage to discover who she really is. And to learn to like what she finds.

About The Author

Kate Holden is the author of In My Skin.

'She is an incredible writer, and I loved this book for its honesty and its beautiful prose. 4 stars.' * Australian Bookseller & Publisher * `The Romantic's strength may be that it doesn't end as a therapy-novel-meets-backpacker-romance...Which might be the most truthful kind of autobiography of all.' * Sunday Age * `Holden's raw sequel to In My Skin is a sensual, sexy, brutally honest memoir.' * Marie Claire * 'Whether she is wallowing in self-hatred or dissolving with desire, her [Holden] insights are always keenly observed.' * Sun Herald * `Holden has returned with a brilliant follow up. The Romantic is just as confronting and beautiful as her first.' * Yen *

'In My Skin told of the five years I spent in my late twenties as a heroin addict and a sex worker in Melbourne. I had damaged my body with drugs, and traded access to it for money: I had learned much: some things awful, some heartening. It was a time in my life I had never anticipated and its aftermath left me almost too exhausted to stir to the renewed life I had to take up. In the last months of my addiction I had discovered the Romantic poets, and when I saved enough money to flee for my recuperation to romantic Italy, it was those bright, bold spirits I wanted to follow.'

ISBN: 9781921656743
ISBN-10: 1921656743
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th September 2010
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1