By Bill Jones
One winter's evening in 1976, over 20 million humans in Britain watched John Curry skate to Olympic glory on an ice rink in Austria. Many hundreds of thousands extra watched world wide. in a single day he turned some of the most recognized males in the world. He was once offered the OBE. He used to be selected as BBC activities character of the Year.
Curry had replaced ice skating from marginal activity to excessive paintings. And but the fellow used to be — and may consistently stay — an absolute secret to a global that have been dazzled via his present. without doubt, men's skating used to be imagined to be Cossack-muscular, now not sensual and ambiguous like this.
Curry himself was once an often-tortured guy of labyrinthine complexity. For the 1st time, by myself untangles the extreme internet of his poisonous, afflicted, incredible — and brief — existence. it's a tale of adolescence nightmares, livid ambition, wearing genius, lifelong rivalries, homophobia, chilly struggle politics, bankruptcy and deep own tragedy. by myself unearths the stressed, impatient, usually darkish soul of a guy whose phrases may well lacerate, whose skating continuously moved audiences to tears, and who — after succumbing to AIDS, as such a lot of of his fellow artists and pals did — died of a center assault elderly simply forty four.
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Alone: The Triumph and Tragedy of John Curry by Bill Jones