Co-Winner of the 2010 Lambda Literary Award in the Bisexual Fiction Category
Set in today’s multi-cultural, multi-sexual Australia, Love You Two is Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli’s first novel, about a young woman’s coming-of-age when life, love and family aren’t what anyone said they’d be.
Pina’s friends think she’s lucky. How many families get along the way hers does – how many parents are as free-spirited and happy as hers? Pina's always loved her mum for fighting the 'old wog ways' of her grandparents, and making sure Pina has an easier time growing up. Then a chance glimpse at an email sent by her mother unravels what Pina thought she knew about life and love! And what do you do when you run away to stay with your uncle only to be thrown into another, unexpected, world? Can her family and friendships survive what she has discovered? And what does it all mean for Pina’s own life?
Two siblings, two boys, two cities, three generations, four friends.
How many versions of truth and love?
"Love You Two was inspired by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli’s fifteen years of community work and academic research and publishing in sexual, family and cultural diversity in Australia, with an emphasis on adults and adolescents, and parents and their children. She says, ‘There were lots of people I’d met, events I’d witnessed, that just hung around in my head and heart begging to be taken out, aired and affirmed. I wanted to write a comforting, funny, challenging and realistic book for young people and the adults in their lives who love “differently”, whose families are misunderstood, misrepresented, and hidden, so that they could find themselves and know that what matters is how people love, not who they love.’
‘[Love You Two] Gives an important voice to those juggling their way through the complexities of life, where lines have been blurred and normal is a state of mind.’
Melina Marchetta, author of Looking for Alibrandi
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