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The Resource Aiden, 19 : so far, Aiden Cahill

Aiden, 19 : so far, Aiden Cahill

Label
Aiden, 19 : so far
Title
Aiden, 19
Title remainder
so far
Statement of responsibility
Aiden Cahill
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Aidan was one of dozens and possibly hundreds of young men and women on New Zealand's streets. How do you meet someone in this situation, even if you have such an interest? How do they survive? Why are they in such a position? What are their aspirations? Such citizens of New Zealand are on the margins and few of us get anywhere close to those margins. Aidan's unconventional life story, so far, is a revelation for anyone interested in an aspect of life that is rarely, if ever, revealed with such candour. His story begins in his home town of Christchurch, New Zealand's Garden City in its South Island. His father died when he was four. His mother had her own challenges at that time and as a result, Aidan was left with an aunt, who having been asked to `baby sit' him, did so selflessly for ten years. Having moved to Wellington, New Zealand's capital, at the age of just 16, Aidan soon moved to Auckland, where he lived on the streets of New Zealand's largest city. There he worked out, on his own, how to survive in some of the city's toughest neighbourhoods. You will read of his good and bad decisions. When he makes mistakes, he describes how, with brutal honesty. This story shows how Aidan can now go into shops and offices and not feel out of place. How he can engage with people and not feel he's being judged. How he moved from the streets to his own room in an apartment in Auckland's CBD and then into his own room with a good friend in a lovely townhouse in an Auckland suburb. Aidan has now expanded his friendships to include people who are not necessarily on the margins of New Zealand's society. And most importantly, he has learned that there is something he can do, other than contribute to the sex industry, and that is to write
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NMML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cahill, Aiden
Dewey number
920.71
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Homelessness
  • Sex-oriented businesses
  • Gay men
Target audience
adult
Label
Aiden, 19 : so far, Aiden Cahill
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061216341
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
106 pages
Isbn
9780473406721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013209074
Label
Aiden, 19 : so far, Aiden Cahill
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061216341
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
106 pages
Isbn
9780473406721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013209074

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